Bob Quasius, President, stated: “President Obama promised the most transparent administration in history. We’ve watched with dismay as the ‘fast and furious’ scandal unfolded. With last night’s bombshell revelations by Univision of dozens of murders in Mexico, it is obvious this scandal is unparalleled in American history.
Worst of all is the cover-up by Eric Holder, far worse than Watergate. Members of Congress began asking for documents related to ‘Fast and Furious’ in January 2011, yet continued to hit a ‘stone wall’ from the Obama Administration. Even after issuing a proper subpoena in June 2012, the Obama administration continued to obstruct the investigation, claiming executive privilege even when it is apparent the documents requested are not protected by privilege.
Congress took the unprecedented step of holding Eric Holder in contempt, and yet the Obama administration persists in covering up this scandal. The U.S. attorney refused to prosecute Holder for criminal contempt, although Holder’s cover-up is clearly a criminal act.
The Obama administration has attempted to spin ‘Fast and Furious’ as a Bush era program, ‘Operation Wide Receiver’, but the two were totally separate programs. ‘Wide Receiver’ worked closely with the Mexican government and actually traced the guns with RFID chips, while Fast and Furious did neither.
Now it is apparent why the Obama administration is so desperate to cover up this scandal. It’s bad enough that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and ICE officer Jamie Zapata were murdered by weapons allowed to walk by our own government, but now it turns out that dozens, perhaps hundreds, in Mexico and Central America were murdered with weapons sold by our government to drug cartels, including many innocent children. The Univision documentary is totally shocking.
It is time for Eric Holder to step down as attorney general, and if he will not step down then President Obama should fire him. To date no one has been fired for their actions in ‘Fast and Furious’ and it’s past time to hold accountable those responsible for both the scandal and the ensuing cover-up.”