FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It was curious timing for the administration to announce the details of that Iranian terror plot yesterday. The news conveniently took the focus off the growing scandal surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder and the federal gun-running operation, Fast and Furious.
President Obama was reportedly briefed on this supposed terror plot back in June – but the feds chose yesterday to go public with it. When Attorney General Eric Holder was asked about being subpoenaed over Fast and Furious, he abruptly ended his news conference on the terror plot.
But terror plot or not, this story isn't going away.
Congressional investigators have issued a subpoena. They want to get their hands on communications from top Justice Department officials including Attorney General Eric Holder.
The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Darrell Issa of California, says "it's time to know the whole truth."
Issa says holder has made "numerous statements" about the program that have "proven to be untrue." Translation: Holder's lying.
Fast and Furious allowed illegal guns to "walk" from Arizona gun stores into Mexico.
The idea was to track sellers and buyers of guns to the Mexican drug cartels. But, it all went wrong when weapons found at Mexican and American murder scenes were traced back to the program. In fact, two of the guns linked to Fast and Furious were found at the scene of the murder of a border patrol agent.
Holder testified in may that he only found out about the program a few weeks before then. But Republicans point to Justice Department documents that show Holder knew about it much, much earlier.
Here’s my question to you: Is it time for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the Fast and Furious gun scandal?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
David in Alexandria, Virginia:
Obama's cabinet and staff seemed to be filled with people with their own political and social agendas. EPA, Justice, Energy, and the list goes on. The president would be better served taking this opportunity to clean up his act. Holder has done more than enough to warrant winning the race to the door.
Danny in Sacramento, California:
Get real! In a country where Wall Street robber barons don't go to prison for plunging the global village into the Great Recession, do you really think the U.S. Attorney General is going to take the fall for a little messed-up gun running. It's the old story, isn't it? Either Holder is incompetent or he's lying, and neither of these offenses rises higher than a hill of beans, post Iraq. Rhetorically speaking, how many in George W. Bush’s administration went to the slammer for "bee-essing" us into that misadventure?
Tammie on Facebook:
It’s his watch; Holder is responsible. How does something like that happen and the man in charge is clueless? It should be investigated and Holder fired.
Dan in Pennsylvania:
It's often said that Justice is blind. That ranks right up there with someone claiming to be patriotic to get out of trouble. Perhaps it is time for Holder to resign and be replaced with an attorney general who has better vision.
Kevin in Virginia:
Are we sure that this is really a scandal yet? Couldn't it have been a valiant effort to try to clamp down on the drug war? The fact that weapons were used for various purposes would have been no surprise to Holder & Co. and surely must have been seen as an acceptable risk. The scumbags will get guns from somewhere, so why not put some out there that we can track for the purpose of taking this war on drugs and cartels to the next level?
Yes, he should...right after Cheney goes to jail!