The Daily Caller
March 12, 2012
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.
With their signatures, a total of 120 U.S. House members have now either publicly demanded Holderâ€™s resignation, expressed no confidence in his job performance via a formal House resolution, or both.
That amounts to more than a quarter of the U.S. House of Representatives and nearly half of the Republican caucus. Three U.S. senators â€” Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Jim DeMint of South Carolina and James Inhofe of Oklahoma â€” have also called for Holder to resign. So have two sitting governors, Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and all major Republican presidential candidates.
The Obama administrationâ€™s Fast and Furious â€œgunwalkingâ€ program â€” organized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and overseen by the Department of Justice â€” sent thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels via straw purchasers, or people who purchased guns in the United States with the intention of illegally trafficking them somewhere else.