Saturday, August 13, 2011

President Obama Defends Attorney General Holder Against Calls for His Resignation

Politico records that Barack Obama has firmly rejected calls for Holder's resignation over the "Gunwalker" scandal.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and the National Rifle Association have called for Holder's resignation over "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigation that monitored suspicious gun sales. Several of the weapons have been recovered from drug gangs in Mexico and two guns were found at the scene of the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent last December.

However, when asked at a roundtable with Spanish-language print media on Monday whether Holder should quit, Obama said flatly, "No...."

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