Tuesday, April 8, 2014
It's Starts At The Top
From Milwaukee's jsonline: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said ATF storefront operations that used mentally disabled people to promote the operations and then arrested them were ridiculous, absurd and crazy — and vowed that there will be accountability.
"The notion that you would use mentally unstable people, you would tattoo them, that you would do ridiculous things like that, it's absurd and people will be held accountable ... It's crazy," he said.
Testifying Tuesday before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Holder also said he was "greatly troubled" by the problems uncovered in storefront operations run by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"The head of ATF has asked the inspector general to look at these," Holder said in his first public comments on the operations. "There are no longer any storefront operations that are in existence and the conduct that you talked about, from my perspective, is very troubling."
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) asked Holder if the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will look at the ATF's use of the mentally disabled.
Holder made no commitment, saying, "I am sure the IG will look at it and make determinations. They typically will make recommendations."
ATF director B. Todd Jones testified about the storefront operations last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Jones did not say if anyone was punished for their role in Operation Fearless in Milwaukee or any of the other flawed operations exposed by a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.
Read more from Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/attorney-general-eric-holder-greatly-troubled-by-atf-storefronts-b99243148z1-254381401.html#ixzz2yLaAutDY
So, Holder, let's see some accountability. You need to resign and if you don't the Republicans need to impeach him for allowing this to happen under his watch.
If this were a Republican, they would have been gone a long, long time ago because most Republicans have character, class and actually care about government.
Holder is classless, has no character and could not care in the least bit about good and honest government.