Quayle calls for special prosecutor
Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle (R-CD3) introduced legislation — HR 532 — last evening formally calling for Barack Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate “Operation Fast and Furious.” The legislation was introduced just hours before Attorney General Eric Holder’s congressional testimony, which can be viewed live streamed here.
Holder is currently testifying before U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the controversial sting operation, which occurred with the knowledge and approval of the Justice Department, and which Holder finally acknowledged was “fundamentally flawed.” The gun smuggling scandal resulted in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry by Mexican drug cartel members.
Quayle’s formal House Resolution states in part, “It has been more than a year since the tragic death of Brian Terry—a United States Border Patrol agent who was gunned down in the line of duty using a weapon that was part of Operation ‘Fast and Furious.’ Since that time, Attorney General Holder and other Justice Department officials have used the tactics of delay, denial and obfuscation to avoid accountability for this tragically failed operation. Even now, as new evidence comes to light that officials at the most senior levels of the Justice Department were aware of this Operation, Attorney General Holder continues to deny knowledge.”