WASHINGTON (DC) – Congressman Ben Quayle released the following statement after a House Judiciary Committee hearing where he questioned Holder directly about the fundamentally flawed “Operation Fast and Furious”.
“Once again, Attorney General Holder tossed away an opportunity to cooperate with the Congressional investigation into the tragic ‘Operation Fast and Furious’. Once again, he did not come clean with the American people about who authorized the operation; who knew about the operation; or when officials at the Justice Department became aware of the operation.”
“I have previously called for Attorney General Holder’s resignation, and more recently called for an immediate floor vote on a contempt of Congress resolution against him. I have long felt that this Attorney General does not garner the confidence and respect demanded of the nation’s top law enforcement officer. I certainly do not believe he’s demonstrated the forthrightness and transparency we expect to see from a person in that post. Today’s hearing unfortunately did nothing to erase my concerns, and in fact strengthened them.
“Attorney General Holder must resign immediately. ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ was ill-conceived and the victims of it deserve to see those responsible held accountable. Attorney General Holder has stood as a roadblock to accountability since this operation came to light. The foot dragging must end, and this Attorney General must go.”