Even as some of the ringleaders of the barbaric Zetas cartel responsible for the cold-blooded murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata are apprehended, and men accused of being straw buyers for the equally prolific and ruthless Sinaloa Cartel are convicted, the backlash from the Fast and Furious debacle continues to unfold in both state capitals and Washington D.C. Newly released documents prove that Attorney General Eric Holder’s deputy chief of staff Monty Wilkinson was made aware of the fact that guns trafficked under the Fast and Furious operation were linked to Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder. Now Arizona is investigating whether this bungled operation violated any state laws in addition to leading to the death of Agent Terry.
Chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee Darrell Issa is, meanwhile, threatening to hold Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to disclose important documents related to the Fast and Furious coverup.That is why I’m urging you all to sign a petition started by an invaluable grassroots political organization called Grassfire.org, which calls for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. We need to make it clear that the deaths of courageous law enforcement officials, to say nothing of the scores of Mexicans who’ve lost their lives due to administration incompetence and/or malfeasance, are not in vain, and will not go unpunished. Eric Holder, as well as any administration official culpable in Fast and Furious and obstruction of investigative probes related to Fast and Furious, need to be held to account by the American people.