Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday said he will seek to require that the state of Texas clear all of its voting changes with the federal government, firing the opening salvo in a new battle over the Voting Rights Act.
Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan agrees with presidential candidate Mitt Romneyâ€™s call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign, or for President Barack Obama to fire him, over Operation Fast and Furious, a Ryan spokesman told The Daily Caller.
A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon â€” if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena heâ€™s thus far failed to comply with.
King suggested it would be better for President Obama to fire Attorney General Holder rather than let the â€œFast and Furiousâ€ gun-running scandal blow up in Obamaâ€™s face right before the election:
Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia have signed on to a House resolution of â€œno confidenceâ€ in Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in Operation Fast and Furious.
Republican lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign even as the countryâ€™s top lawyer dodged questions about his involvement in what many are calling a criminal scheme by the U.S. government to traffic weapons to Mexican drug gangs.
The head of the Department of Justiceâ€™s Criminal Division and Attorney General Eric Holderâ€™s highest-ranking deputy, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, called Operation Fast and Furious and gun walking a â€œterrific ideaâ€ in emails to now-former Acting Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Ken Melson back in late 2009, according a report released by Republican staff of the House Oversight Committee.
On the anniversary of his death, the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry released a strong statement calling for criminal charges to be pursued against those ultimately responsible for Operation Fast and Furious â€” the gun-walking program that led to Terryâ€™s murder.