Nancy Pelosi, who thinks you have to pass a bill to know what is in it, thinks that Fast & Furious is about voter suppression.
On December 4, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was found shot dead on the Mexican border in Peck Canyon, Az. The guns at the scene were traced back to Fast & Furious.
ICE Special Agent Jamie Zapata who was killed in Mexico in February 2011 while on assignment, was likely killed with guns obtained through operation Fast & Furious.
Guns from the botched operation have turned up at numerous crime scenes in which Mexican drug gangs were involved.
In September 2011, the Attorney General of Mexico confirmed 200 murders in Mexico directly as a result of Fast and Furious.
Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez, bother of the Attorney General of Chihuahua, Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez, was murdered by guns traced to Fast and Furious.
A video of the well-known Chihuahua City lawyer Mario González Rodríguez’s “interrogation” by armed men was carried on YouTube. He was murdered on October 21, 2010.
His body was found Nov. 5, 2010, in a shallow grave. His sister, the AG, traveled to Mexico City to seek the federal government’s help in investigating her brother’s murder. She is now in hiding outside of Mexico.
For a year, Attorney General Eric Holder denied the existence of operation Fast & Furious, having to recently admit its existence when email proof surfaced. He recently had to admit to another lie in which he claimed Fast & Furious was started under the Bush administration and was carried out with the full knowledge of General Mukasey. Holder was forced to retract that statement this week.
We have murders, guns at crime scenes, and two lies by our U.S. A.G., but Pelosi thinks the plan is to discredit the AG who refuses to turn over documents which should clear him if he is telling the truth. Holder is discrediting himself by himself.
The House committee voted yesterday to hold Eric Holder in contempt. The full House will likely opt to take the case to court.
The Border Patrol Union has demanded Holder’s resignation. They believe that they can no longer trust him.