Allen West “Which of these men scares you the most?”

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Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader of al Qaeda (left) or Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General (right)

Marcus Tullius Cicero, a great Roman philosopher, statesman, and political theorist once asserted:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself…A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

As a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and civilian-military advisor in Afghanistan I’ll tell you flat out—Eric Holder is a bigger threat to our Republic for the very reasons Cicero contemplated over 2,000 years ago. Al Qaeda is a very serious and persistent threat, but I trust the U.S. military to protect us from future attacks. I cannot say the same about President Obama and his Justice Department.

The power the attorney general wields—to impact daily life in America or help cover up situations the White House doesn’t want us to know about—is matched only by the president himself. And trust me—Eric Holder is abusing this power to implement Obama’s radical transformation of America.

  1. Sure, he’ll investigate… Allowing Holder and his cronies to investigate the IRS scandal is akin to asking one of the three stooges to rat out the other two. Even two-thirds of registered Democrats believe Holder should remove himself from the investigation—but the Attorney General won’t appoint a special prosecutor to lead the case.
  2. When it’s politically convenient… Holder’s DOJ seized phone records from the Associated Press and Fox News—and Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s email—in conjunction with two separate leaks investigations. But just days before this scandal made headlines, Holder testified before Congress that he wasn’t aware of any such thing.
  3. But don’t expect results… The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked nearly 9 months ago, resulting in the deaths of four Americans. Three weeks ago, Holder said the DOJ would be releasing details of its investigation soon. We’re still waiting…

It doesn’t matter if Obama shows him the door or if Holder willingly offers his resignation—it’s time for Eric Holder to leave the administration. And we need to put the pressure on! That’s why I’m asking you to chip in $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can to show Holder and Obama you’re not letting this matter go. 

With your support, the Guardian Fund will:

  • Petition Congress and the White House to replace the Attorney General by generating phone calls and faxes from constituents throughout America;
  • Harness the Internet, specifically social media, to build an army of one million Americans calling for Holder’s resignation; and
  • Coordinate an advertising blitz exposing Eric Holder’s abuse of power.

We’ll stretch every dollar as far as it’ll go to get the most bang for our buck, but we really need your help. We need to raise at least $100,000 by the end of the week to get this effort started. So won’t you chip in whatever you can today?

Tanya, I can’t emphasize enough how critical your support is. I’ve been warning for a long time that there may be a day we wake up and America is no longer America. The more time Eric Holder spends as Barack Obama’s right hand man, the closer we are to this day. We must stop this dangerous duo today.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)

P.S. It’s time for Attorney General Eric Holder to go, but it won’t happen without a fight. That’s why the Guardian Fund is stepping in to petition Congress and the White House, rally “We the People,” and expose the truth about Holder and Obama, America’s most dangerous duo. Please help us force Eric Holder to resign by chipping in $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can today. Thanks—Allen

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Allen West “President Obama is either complicit or the most disengaged and ignorant President we have ever known”

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by Allen West via Facebook

As we all watch the assortment of scandals plaguing the Obama administration, I find it quite comical how so many liberal progressives are falling upon their swords to protect President Obama. Just yesterday we saw David Plouffe characterize these scandals as “distractions.” Well Mr. Plouffe, I do not deem abandoning Americans under attack as a distraction, but I do find you a disgusting liar –right along with Susan Rice, Jay Carney, Dan Pfeiffer, and Eric Holder. In the Army we had something called ‘command climate.’ The command climate emanating from President Obama is one of arrogance, deceit, intimidation (remember his statement about punishing your enemies in 2012), incompetence, and character assassination. I am sick of the rhetorical assertions that none of this involves the President. All of this involves the President. As the ol’ folks used to say in Georgia when I was growing up, “you shall be known by the company you keep.” President Obama is either complicit or the most disengaged and ignorant President we have ever known. Neither bodes well for our Republic.

 

Rep Allen West – Legislative Update and Weekly Wrap Up

Greetings to our Constituents, fellow Floridians, and indeed all Americans,

It is early Sunday morning on July 1st, and I am reflecting on the astonishing events of the last week.  For me, the events center on a simple theme of individual freedom and sovereignty.

On a beautiful Saturday morning, just yesterday, I gathered with almost 500 Americans, 300 of whom were about to participate in the First Annual US Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim. Aaron gave his life in service to this country as one of the Navy SEALs killed in the Chinook helicopter shot down in Afghanistan last year. I have come to know his father, Billy, and met the entire family. One thing you can certainly ascertain is that Aaron grew up in a loving Christian family who understood devotion to Duty, Honor, God, and Country.

Looking at the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean, I reflected upon the sacrifices made over all these years by individuals such as Aaron for the individual freedoms, liberty, and democracy which we enjoy here in America. The wholehearted willingness to lay down one’s life for another is truly amazing and is an essential part of the American experience, our exceptionalism.

Aaron was one of the best this country offers, a US Navy SEAL. He was part of a legacy which began not too far up the coast in Ft. Pierce, Florida, home of the Navy Frogman, Underwater Demolition Team. However, Aaron is part of a legacy that spans all the way back to the first men who answered the call to arms — those brave patriots at Lexington and Concord who fired the shot heard round the world.

It was those first “Minutemen” who stood ready to defend a new nation which embodied a fledgling idea of the sovereignty of the American individual… a sovereignty that emanates from our Creator, not from man or government.

And how those patriots would have shed tears upon hearing the decision coming from the Supreme Court of the United States of America this past week. This decision has set a precedent by collectively subjugating the individual rights of Americans to the subjective whims of the Federal Government. This decision has given the Federal Government unlimited taxing authority to unleash a new era of behavior modification by way of taxation. This decision has taken us back to exactly the point and reason for America’s founding — onerous taxation.

As we come upon the 236th anniversary of the document setting America apart from all other nations, the Declaration of Independence, consider the achievement of Thomas Jefferson all those years ago. Thomas Jefferson would create the longest running Constitutional Republic the world has ever known. He would set forth a concept that was foreign at the time, of rule by the consent of the governed, not by the monarch. His idea that our unalienable rights did not come from a single ruler but were embedded in each of us from our Creator wholeheartedly altered the relationship between God, leaders, and the people.

Yet, in a single moment five Supreme Court justices decided that Jefferson’s words had no meaning. These Justices decided that James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton had it all wrong.

Quite contrary to the serenity of the morning where we memorialized Aaron Vaughn.
I respect our concept of separation of powers and the three branches of government, but I have utmost respect for the fundamental premise in America of individual sovereignty and liberty.

My parting challenge to all who read this missive before this 4th of July — read the entire Declaration of Independence with your families. Read and understand that which Thomas Jefferson set forth here some 236 years ago.

Read the grievances which he listed from an invasive and intrusive King George III and England and find the similarities to today.

Read and understand the impeccable birthright of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that has been given to all who earn the title of American.

Read, and notice, that Thomas Jefferson stated pursuit of happiness, not guarantee!

Read, and read again if necessary to ensure that our children and grandchildren recognize the blessing of having been born in the greatest nation the world has ever known… a nation for which men and women have given their lives… a nation for which many have left other places in order to become a citizen within the laws of the land.

Read, my fellow Americans, and when you feel that swelling of pride within your hearts and the tears well in your eyes, then you are ready to do as 56 men did 236 years ago — pledge your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor to restoring the legacy of this Constitutional Republic, these great United States of America!

Thanks to the five United States Supreme Court Justices who have reminded us, true Americans, of what tyranny looks like.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Legislative Update:

Contempt of Congress— On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives approved H. Res. 711, recommending that the House of Representatives find Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, by a vote of 255-67, I VOTED YES.  According to House Report 112-546,”The Department of Justice has refused to comply with congressional subpoenas related to Operation Fast and Furious, an Administration initiative that allowed around two thousand firearms to fall into the hands of drug cartels and may have led to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. The consequences of the lack of judgment that permitted such an operation to occur are tragic.”  The report continues, “The Department’s refusal to work with Congress to ensure that it has fully complied with the Committee’s efforts to compel the production of documents and information related to this controversy is inexcusable and cannot stand. Those responsible for allowing Fast and Furious to proceed and those who are preventing the truth about the operation from coming out must be held accountable for their actions.  Having exhausted all available options in obtaining compliance, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommends that Congress find the Attorney General in contempt for his failure to comply with the subpoena issued to him.”  The resolution will be referred to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for enforcement of the subpoena.  In addition, the House approved H. Res. 706 by a vote of 258-95,I VOTED YES , authorizing the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings in any Federal court of jurisdiction to seek declaratory judgments affirming the duty of Attorney General Holder to comply with any subpoena issued to him by the Committee, as part of its investigation into the “Fast and Furious” operation, and to seek appropriate ancillary relief, including injunctive relief.

THUD Appropriations — On Friday, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 5972, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013, by a vote of 261-163,I VOTED YES.  The legislation would provide a total of $51.6 billion in discretionary budget authority for the agencies and programs funded through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. Budget authority in the bill would be a reduction of $3.9 billion or 7 percent below last year’s spending level and $1.87 billion below the level requested by the President for Fiscal Year 2013. H.R. 5972 would contribute to an overall level of discretionary budget authority of $1.028 trillion for Fiscal Year 2013 as contained in House Continuing Resolution 112, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.

Transportation funding / Student Loans / Flood Insurance— Also on Friday, the House of Representatives approved the Conference Report to H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, by a vote of 373-52,I VOTED YES.  The Conference Report accompanying H.R. 4348 would reauthorize federal surface transportation programs and extend the authority to appropriate funds from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for federal highway and surface transportation programs for two years, through September 30, 2014. The Conference Report would also extend current excise taxes used to provide funding for the HTF.  The Conference Report would set the obligation limit for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs at $39.69 billion for Fiscal Year 2013 and $40.25 billion for Fiscal Year 2014. The legislation would also authorize a total of $10.5 billion for Federal Transit Administration programs in Fiscal Year 2013 and $10.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2014.  The Conference Report would include offsets to fully pay for the shortfall between transportation spending levels and HTF tax revenue. Under current law, surface transportation spending authority is set to expire on June 30, 2012.  The bill would also include reforms to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) funding, which JCT estimates would reduce the deficit by a total of $9.394 billion over Fiscal Year 2012-2022 (including $8.817 billion from increased revenues and $650 million from reduced PBGC outlays).  These reforms, which were not included in the United States Senate amendment to H.R. 4348, are designed to shore up PBGC’s financing in order to reduce the risk of a taxpayer-funded bailout.  In addition, the Conference Report would prevent the interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans from increasing to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2012, SOMETHING WHICH BECAME AN ISSUE BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NATIONALIZED COLLEGE EDUCATION LOANS AND SET THE RATE AT 6.8%… ANOTHER INSTANCE OF FINDING OUT WHAT WAS IN THE BILL AFTER WE PASS IT.  Instead, interest rates for new subsidized Stafford loan borrowers will be maintained at the lower interest rate of 3.4 percent through June 30, 2013.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that reforms to the length of time interest accrual can be deferred will save $1.2 billion from the estimated $5.9 billion cost of extending the current interest rates.  Lastly, the bill would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2017, and amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to include a series of reforms to the NFIP that the CBO has estimated will generate a $2.7 billion increase in net income to the program over the next 10 years. For Floridians, the Conference Report also includes the RESTORE Act which ensures the restoration of the affected Gulf States from the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Rep Allen West – Weekly Wrap Up and Legislative Update 6/23/12

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our Constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans. It is time again for my weekly update report to you all. It has been another whirlwind week and there are some very deep concerns I have on several points.

First of all, the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform voted to bring Contempt of Congress charges against United States Attorney General Eric Holder. When this resolution is brought before the full House of Representatives, I will vote YES to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

Operation Fast and Furious has been a dark blight which must be resolved, as United States Border Patrol agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens have lost their lives as a result. This is not something to disregard. The Department of Justice under Eric Holder has not been truthful or forthcoming, not only with the United States Congress, but the American people, and  with the parents of slain Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.

Operation Fast and Furious is either the result of abject ineptness or complicity, or both.  No matter which, both are egregious and  leadership must be held responsible and accountable.

For President Barack Obama to claim “Executive Privilege” demonstrates that this administration has been misleading Americans about its knowledge and involvement from day one. The invoking of “Executive Privilege” now begs the question, “What part did the administration play in this Operation Fast and Furious?”

Meanwhile, the United States House of Representatives is focusing on its tasks at hand – addressing the issues of economic, energy and national security while ensuring we have an accountable government. We continue to pass job and economic policy legislation that  unfortunately continues to pile even higher on the desk of United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Which leads me to my second point of concern, the Supreme Court of the United States decision on healthcare which will most likely come next week.

It is not only the individual mandate that must go, there are at least 10 more reasons to support full repeal of this Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA);

1. Employer mandate
2. 18-20 new and higher taxes
3. The Independent Payment Advisory Board
4. State mandates
5. MEDICARE payment cuts
6. Higher health costs
7. Conscience Mandate forcing religious institutions to pay for contraception and abortion
8. Government control over the doctor-patient relationship
9. A true budget-buster cost of $1.76 trillion over 10 years!
10. More than 150 new boards, agencies, and programs.

This was the “signature” policy of  President Barack Obama, rather than debt and deficit reduction and small business growth.

I will be voting for full repeal, again, as well as promoting development of free market healthcare reforms to protect our American citizens and reduce their healthcare cost burden.

Lastly, the United States Senate is debating and amending the Farm Bill. However, when one considers that 80 percent of this piece of legislation is dedicated to Food Stamps (Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT), it seems this bill should be re-titled the “Food Stamp Reauthorization Bill.” In the past ten years, (2002-2012), food stamp spending per year has increased from $20.6 billion to $75.6 billion. The United States Senate bill will increase it again to around $80 billion per year.

Since January 2009, food stamp recipients in America have grown from 32 million to 46 million, a 45 percent increase.  While this is happening, we are being asked to slash another $500 to $600 billion from the United States military.

Now, tell me where you think the priority lies in this administration? Clearly, it’s not about America’s economic or national security.

The focus appears to be on creating and expanding a socialist-style bureaucratic nanny-state designed for economic dependence, not economic freedom.

As a final note, for those in the black community who hoped this administration would bring about change for all, please take a few minutes to view our Conservative Black Forum on urban economic empowerment, and answer one simple question, are you better off now?

Steadfast and Loyal,


Legislative Update:

Lands Package — On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, by a vote of 232-188, I VOTED YES.  The bill would incorporate 14 bills approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources.  The bipartisan package would remove federal red tape to responsible, local economic development and job growth.  In addition, the bill would encourage tourism and recreation, promote responsible use of our public lands and resources, protect the environment, secure federal lands along the U.S. border, and would promote the development of clean, renewable hydropower.
 Energy Package — On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, by a vote of 248-163, I VOTED YES.  The legislation combines seven bills that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil, as well as spur economic growth and job creation. H.R. 4480 is aimed at increasing production on federal lands and protecting American refineries by reducing unnecessary red tape and burdensome Obama Administration regulations.  According to the CBO, enacting the bill would reduce direct spending by $385 million over the 2013-2022 period and would not affect revenues.  In addition, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $189 million over the 2013-2017 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.

Next Week:

Agriculture Appropriations — Next week, the United States House of Representatives is expected to consider the Fiscal Year 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill.  As reported, the bill would provide $19.4 billion in discretionary funding for programs funded through the bill.  The funding in the bill is a reduction of $365 million below last year’s level and a cut of $1.7 billion below the President’s budget request.  The Agriculture Appropriations bill funds several government programs and services, including food safety, animal and plant health, rural development and farm services, and nutrition programs.

THUD Appropriations — Also next week, the House of Representatives will likely begin consideration of the Fiscal Year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.  The legislation was reported out of the Appropriations Committee on June 19 and provides funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.  In total, the THUD Appropriations bill provides $51.6 billion in discretionary spending, which is a reduction of $3.9 billion below last year’s level and $1.9 billion below the President’s budget request.

Transportation funding — In addition, the House of Representatives may consider legislation relating to the authority to appropriate funds from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for federal highway and surface transportation programs.  On March 29, 2012, the House passed H.R. 4281, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which extended surface transportation program authority for three months through June 30, 2012.

Student Loan program — Also next week, the House of Representatives may consider legislation to maintain undergraduate student loan interest rates of 3.4 percent. Currently, the rates are set to double on June 30, 2012.  On April 27, 2012, despite a veto threat from the President, House Republicans approved a bill to prevent the interest rates on new student loan from increasing to 6.8 percent.  The bill would have offset the expense of extending current rates by repealing a slush fund included in Democrats’ federal government takeover of healthcare law.

Contempt of Congress — Lastly, the House of Representatives will likely consider a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  The resolution was reported out of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by a vote of 23-17.  If a majority on the House of Representatives approves a resolution of contempt, it would be referred to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for enforcement of the subpoena.

HealthcareThe House of Representatives will be prepared to respond to the Supreme Court of the United States decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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Rep Allen West Editorial “Mr. President, please don’t play the race card in 2012”

by Congressman Allen West

Mr. President, please don’t play the race card in 2012

Congressman Allen B. West

I was born in the inner city of Atlanta in 1961, when segregation was still rife, at a time when I would have been barred from visiting the very beaches that make up part of the congressional district I so proudly represent.

Just two years after my birth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. momentously described his dream that one day his children would “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.”

How proud he would have been on that November Tuesday in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. Clearly, Dr. King’s dream had come true. White voters across America had judged our President by the content of his character, not the color of his skin, and elected a man of color, whose very lineage with a black African father and white American mother, was a literal manifestation of the figurative melting pot of these United States.

The inauguration of our first black President, the highest office in the land, and perhaps the world’s most powerful office, clearly demonstrated to the world that race need not be a hindrance to success and achievement in America. The fact that Barack Obama won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976 indicated the lion’s share of these voters made their decision based on his character, his vision of hope and change, and his ability to relate with everyday Americans.

Still, let us not ignore that white Democrats aren’t the only voters who are capable of making a decision based on character rather than color.

In the 2010 election cycle, 42 black Republicans were vying for seats in the House of Representatives, and 14 of them made it to the general election. Two of those candidates, myself as well as Tim Scott from South Carolina, carried that success all the way to the House of Representatives. I represent a Congressional District where more than 90 percent of my constituents are not black. A powerful movement of respect for black conservatism is brewing in this country, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud of it.

With all of this progress, why is it that we continue to hear charges of racism emanating from the left, and most disturbingly, from the White House itself? It seems anytime there is criticism of the President or any of his black members of his administration, such as Attorney General Eric Holder, that criticism is decried as racist.

Mr. Holder recently said of his critics, “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” In other words, he insinuated Republicans — along with Conservatives and Tea Party members — are incapable of judging anyone solely by their character, something I take very personally.

Mr. Holder and others need to know, the criticism of the President is not of his person, but of his policies, which have clearly failed our nation–and most tragically of all in this supposedly post-racial period –have failed the black community.

As of December 2011, black unemployment remained in double digits, nearly double the national average for men at 16.4 percent, and 14.1 percent for women.

According to a Washington Post poll in September 2011, the proportion of black Americans with a “strongly positive” view of President Obama has slipped from 83 percent to 58 percent. It would obviously be absurd to say the black community’s changing view of President Obama is racially biased, so how can one make the same claim about white members opposing his policies?

As we proceed into this general election cycle, it would be a disgrace if Mr. Holder’s comment is the first salvo in the upcoming campaign to deflect honest assessment of the President’s performance in office. This campaign must be about ideas, policy and the direction of this country, and the President must not hide behind a curtain of so-called racial bias.

All Americans, black or white – and every shade in between – must be allowed to voice their opinions, level their criticisms and engage in candid discussion without fear of being labeled “racist” simply because of the color of their skin. This is precisely what Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of so eloquently, and what we celebrate today.

My message to President Obama is this: “Mr. President, your very presence in office demonstrates Dr. King’s dream has indeed come true. But how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?”

Congressman Allen West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event

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Monday, January 16th
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Allen West to Holder “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people”

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is “reprehensible.”

“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”

Holder had told The New York Times over the weekend, in a front page Sunday story, that he thinks those who are criticizing him have racial motivations to do so. Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.” (RELATED: NYT runs ‘Fast and Furious’ factual inaccuracy, favoring Holder)

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” (RELATED: Justice Dept silent as Holder charges critics with racism)

West said Holder can’t logically assign race as a motivation behind the criticisms for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people about what you knew about this program, and if you did not know anything about this program, then who’s in charge of the Department of Justice?” West said. “It has nothing to do with your race — it has everything to do with competence, with your character and with your ability to lead the Department of Justice.”

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Tuesday Members to hold presser for Holder’s resignation, ‘demanding answers and accountability’

By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller

Several members of Congress will band together next Tuesday at 1:15 to demand “answers and accountability” on Operation Fast and Furious from Attorney General Eric Holder, The Daily Caller has learned.

The press conference will focus on those who’ve called for Holder’s immediate resignation – and why they’re doing it – in addition to calling the embattled Attorney General out for the information he’s continued to withhold from Congress.

Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar, who was one of the first to call for Holder’s immediate resignation, is organizing the presser. “The goal is to heighten the awareness, and publicly ask en masse that the Attorney General step aside or be fired,” Gosar told TheDC. (SPECIAL SECTION: Full coverage of Fast and Furious)

Gosar’s office said those who haven’t yet called for Holder’s resignation are also welcome to attend to demand Fast and Furious answers and accountability.

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