Several more members of Congress have joined colleagues calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. The total number is now 43.
Immediately before a Tuesday press conference featuring some of those legislators, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy confirmed to The Daily Caller that he believes it’s time for Holder to go.
New York Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle joined the choir during the news conference itself, and New Mexico Rep. Steven Pearce issued a statement for the presser demanding Holder’s resignation. Both are Republicans.
“Today, I stand with over 40 other Members of the United States Congress in calling for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder,” Buerkle said in prepared remarks. “He has failed to uphold the duties of the office of United States Attorney General and has lost public confidence.”
“The botched Operation Fast and Furious has harmed U.S. and Mexico cross-border relations,” Buerkle continued. “The administration’s failure to coordinate its efforts in combating weapons trafficking has been a glaring omission in one of our country’s greatest national security interests. It is likely to lead to a rift in the bilateral relationship with one of our closest trading partners.”
Pearce points to Holder’s May 3 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, which he said was “contradicting.”
Source: The Daily Caller | Matthew Boyle