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GRNC Alert 7-31-11:
Fast & Furious Hearing Sending Shockwaves
... towards White House & Eric Holder
This alert is forwarded at the request of our friends at Gun Owners of America. See the actions to take at the end of the alert.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted another hearing this week on Fast and Furious -- the operation spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) which knowingly put thousands of guns into criminals' hands.
Tuesday's hearing exposed the anti-gun animus of several people within the Obama Administration, and their answers continued to beg the question:
Was Operation Fast and Furious all about drumming up more support for gun control?
Gun Owners of America met with three persons from the House committee prior to the hearing and brought up a hard-and-fast link between the White House and "Fast and Furious." Committee members were encouraged to pursue a line of questioning that would publicly expose this connection.
We were pleased to see that Representatives did just that.
Click here to get a brief report on Tuesday's hearing and keep the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder: http://gunowners.org/a07282011.htm
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:
* Please contact our Senators and at least your congressional representative:
Senator Richard Burr:
Senator Kay Hagan:
North Carolina U.S. Representatives:
Butterfield, G.K. - Phone: (202) 225-3101; Fax: (202) 225-3354
Ellmers, Renee - Phone: (202) 225-4531; Fax: (202) 225-5662
Jones, Walter B. - Phone: 202-225-3415; Fax: 202-225-3286
Price, David - Phone: 202.225.1784; Fax: 202.225.2014
Foxx, Virginia - Phone: (202) 225-2071; Fax: (202) 225-2995
Coble, Howard - Phone: (202) 225-3065; Fax: (202) 225-8611
McIntyre, Mike - (202) 225-2731; fax (202) 225-5773
Kissell, Larry - Phone: (202) 225-3715; Fax: (202) 225-4036
Myrick, Sue - Phone202) 225-1976; Fax202) 225-3389
McHenry, Patrick T. - Telephone: 202.225.2576; Fax: 202.225.0316
Shuler, Heath - Phone: (202) 225-6401; Fax: (202) 226-6422
Watt, Mel - Tel. (202) 225-1510; Fax (202) 225-1512
Miller, Brad - Phone: (202) 225-3032; Fax: (202)225-0181
Deliver this message:
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted another hearing on Fast and Furious -- the operation spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) which knowingly put thousands of guns into criminals' hands.
The July 26 hearing exposed the anti-gun animus of several people within the Obama Administration, and their answers continued to beg the question: Was Operation Fast and Furious all about drumming up more support for gun control?
Three of the key revelations during the Oversight hearing were:
1. The White House WAS BEING BRIEFED by Fast and Furious manager Bill Newell. In fact, the "smoking gun" email establishing the clandestine link between ATF Agent Newell and the White House begins with Newell saying: "You didn't get this from me."
2. ATF agents DID KNOW that "Fast and Furious" guns were going to Mexico. During much of the hearing, ATF Agent Newell denied this, but intense questioning by Pennsylvania Republican Patrick Meehan revealed Newell's lie. The fact is, Newell and others DID KNOW that Mexican cartel bosses were expecting to get illegal firearms funneled into Mexico.
3. Another revelation from the July 26 hearing is that the ATF was not the only organization involved in Fast and Furious. Tuesday's hearing confirmed that DEA, IRS and ICE were all involved. In other words, Fast and Furious was a giant operation being run out of the Justice Department. And that means that all roads are starting to point to Attorney General Eric Holder.
As stated by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa this month: "How is it that the Number Two, Three, Four at Justice all knew about this Program but the Number One [Attorney General Eric Holder] didn't? Is it because he said 'don't tell me'? Is it because they knew what they were doing was wrong and they were protecting their boss? Or is it just that Eric Holder was so disconnected ..."
Either Holder is lying about the fact he didn't know early on about Fast and Furious or he is inept. Either way, Eric Holder needs to step down.
Please join me in calling for Eric Holder's resignation.
A Concerned North Carolina Voter
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