Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thirty And Growing

Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) becomes the 30th Representative calling for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder due to Project Gunwalker.
Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack became the latest congressman to demand that Holder step down, telling The Daily Caller late on Tuesday that “Eric Holder should resign Fast and Furiously!”

Mack is a high-profile political figure who entered Florida’s Republican primary for Senate last week. Mack’s decision to call for Holder to resign appears to signal that it’s politically popular.
His wife, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has also indicated she is "deeply concerned" about Holder's involvment in Operation Fast and Furious but has not gone so far as to call for his ouster.

The other 29 congressmen include in order from most recent to oldest:
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN)
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN)
Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Rep. John Mica (R-FL)
Rep. Quico Canseco (R-TX)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

When Democrats start calling for Holder's resignation, it will then become critical. As much as I'd like to see Holder gone now, I hope he sticks it out through 2012 so he becomes an electoral albatross around the neck of President Obama.

UPDATE: As I said in the headline - and growing. Four more Republicans have joined the call for Holder's resignation. They are:
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
There are other Congressmen who have expressed concern and displeasure with Attorney General Eric Holder who have not gone so far as to ask for his resignation. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) had this to say:
At this point, it appears that a full scale cover up occurred, and Mr. Holder must answer the fundamental questions of what he knew and when he knew it, as should the White House staff who knew the details of ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’” Pearce said. “I would like to see the congressional investigation run its course and for Mr. Holder to show the veracity we rightfully expect from public officials."
I find myself in agreement with Rep. Pearce's call to let the investigation runs its course and to have Holder called to testify under oath which he is scheduled to do in December. If Holder resigns before the investigation is complete, it will lead to a call to stop the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings and the complete scale of scandal will be hidden from public view. Given that building a rationale for more gun control seems to have been the impetus behind Operation Fast and Furious, the hearings need to continue.


  1. There really, really need to be Democratic Party Congresspeople on this list. I hope that happens soon. I hate political parties so much.

  2. Wow, 5.6 percent of congress want Holder to resign. That means that 94.54 percent believe that federal agencies participating in the murder of federal agents is okay.