Open Thread: Thirty-strong Congressional Call for Holder's Resignation
The tally now comes to 30 members of Congress calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign following Operation Fast and Furious.
The latest congressman to call for Holder's resignation was Rep. Connie Mac (R-FL). Mack, who just last week announced he will be running for Senate, indicates that calling for Holder's resignation is a widely shared and politically popular view.
Do you think Holder will step down soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Mack is not the only congressman to recently declare that Holder must resign, with others lining up to share their opinion, including Mack's wife Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC):
"Congresswoman Bono Mack is deeply concerned about ‘Fast and Furious’ and certainly a resignation is not out of the question,” her spokesman Cort Bush told TheDC earlier this week.
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones tweeted on Tuesday afternoon,”It’s time for Eric Holder to go!” He joined 28 other members who had called for Holder to resign by Tuesday morning.
Some have reasons for not demanding a resignation just quite yet. As explained at the Daily Caller,
Another member of the committee who hasn’t yet called for Holder’s resignation, Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan, is waiting until after Holder testifies on December 8.
“There are apparent inconsistencies in Attorney General Holder’s testimony before Congress and the facts, and Representative Walberg does not believe Mr. Holder and the Department of Justice has taken the investigation of this matter seriously,” Walberg’s spokeswoman Sarah Kuziomko told TheDC. “Attorney General Holder will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on December 8 and Representative Walberg hopes he uses that opportunity to explain his misleading statements and clarify who it is that authorized ‘Fast and Furious.’”
The Obama administration has yet to defend Holder's actions, suggesting that President Obama is leaving the door open to push Holder out of office and prevent the scandal from dragging on any longer. No Democrats have yet to publicly call for Holder's resignation.
Do you think the pressure will get to Holder soon and he will resign from his post as Attorney General?