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Darrell Issa not joining calls for Eric Holder to quit over ‘Fast and Furious’
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Source: Wash. Post

A chief congressional critic of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. declined Friday to join Republican calls for Holder’s resignation over the Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking sting, saying the operation’s failures were “not about any one person.’’

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) had told Holder in an Oct. 10 letter: “You own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility.’’ Numerous other Republicans have urged Holder to resign over the Phoenix-based sting, in which agents allowed guns to flow illegally onto U.S. streets and into Mexico. Holder has made it clear that he is not stepping down.

On Friday, Issa said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that Fast and Furious “is not about Eric Holder . . . it’s about a failure that seems to be pervasive within Justice.’’ Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that is investigating Fast and Furious, vowed to pursue what he called a “coverup” by the Justice Department, along with reforms at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Issa’s comments came as the Justice Department turned over more than 1,000 pages of documents Friday to congressional investigators about the gun-trafficking operation. Fast and Furious, which began in 2009, is also under investigation by Justice’s inspector general. It allowed small-time straw purchasers to pass firearms to middlemen, who trafficked the guns to Mexico.

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  -Darrell Issa not joining calls for Eric Holder to quit over ‘Fast and Furious’ alp227  Dec-02-11 09:35 PM   #0 
  - Of course he won't. He wants Holder to stay right where he is.  TheWraith   Dec-02-11 09:38 PM   #1 
  - article says nothing about what caused Issa's change of mind - F&F goes back to BushCo days  wordpix   Dec-02-11 09:42 PM   #2 
  - Except for that whole  Abq_Sarah   Dec-02-11 10:00 PM   #8 
     - maybe because the leftover bush/rove sops couldn't handle any oversight  certainot   Dec-02-11 10:10 PM   #10 
  - Occam's Razor says you're right. n/t  Psephos   Dec-02-11 09:43 PM   #3 
  - Issa's after bigger fish.  razorman   Dec-02-11 09:44 PM   #4 
  - ISSA is the  Iliyah   Dec-02-11 09:55 PM   #5 
  - Issa is a "big fish" himself .  jaysunb   Dec-02-11 09:55 PM   #6 
     - somehow, the scams and arson just weren't enough to put him in jail  wordpix   Dec-02-11 09:58 PM   #7 
  - FandF is another in a long line of BS that only exists because the left ignores talk radio  certainot   Dec-02-11 10:06 PM   #9 
  - +infinity!!!!!!!!!!!  BumRushDaShow   Dec-03-11 07:42 AM   #14 
  - Did Holder allow the guns to be trafficked? If so, why?  earcandle   Dec-02-11 10:52 PM   #11 
  - It's not really clear right now.  TheWraith   Dec-04-11 01:02 PM   #21 
  - I say, we need an Occupy Issa...  SoapBox   Dec-03-11 12:13 AM   #12 
  - Issa's district, California's 49th, is a heavily red one though.  alp227   Dec-03-11 12:16 AM   #13 
     - Plus he's insanely wealthy.  TheWraith   Dec-04-11 01:03 PM   #22 
  - As long as the Administration is closing dispensaries, not much else matters.  MindPilot   Dec-03-11 09:06 AM   #15 
  - That's because the ATF was doing the same thing under Bush - and Issa is protecting his own  jpak   Dec-03-11 09:33 AM   #16 
  - No, they really weren't.  beevul   Dec-04-11 11:55 AM   #18 
     - Yes they really were - and Bush sucks  jpak   Dec-04-11 11:57 AM   #19 
        - Obviously bush sucks, but no, fast and furious and WR were by no means the same - and this proves it  beevul   Dec-04-11 12:38 PM   #20 
  - I hate having to agree withy Issa about anything. nt  bemildred   Dec-03-11 01:08 PM   #17 

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