Eric Holder, President Obama’s former Attorney General who was infamously quoted as saying he wanted to brainwash people into disliking guns, has been hit with a scathing report from the House Oversight Committee regarding his and his Department of Justice’s coverup of the botched ATF Operation Fast and Furious.
According to this story from foxnews.com, the reports says Holder and the department intentionally misled Congress’ investigation of the gun-running operation, in which ATF agents knowingly allowed guns to be sold to criminals in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they were on their way to Mexico. They did this with 2,000 firearms. Unfortunately, they lost track of 1,400 of them.
In a tragic turn of events, Border Patrol officer Brian Terry was killed on December 14, 2010 in a gunfight between agents and members of a six-man cartel “rip crew,” which regularly patrol the U.S. Mexico border looking for drug dealers to rob.
Two of the Fast and Furious guns were found at the scene of Terry’s murder, shedding light on the disastrous operation.
The story says, “the report states the Justice Department knew before Terry’s death that the ATF was “walking” guns to Mexico and knew the day after his death that the guns from the operation were involved in the shootout, despite denying these facts to the media.”
Holder’s Justice Department also stonewalled inquiries from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and deceptively told him that the “ATF makes every effort to interdict” firearms purchased by straw buyers, the story says.
The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is holding ahearing today on the legthly report, the story says.
Holder was quoted by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2016 Presidential Campaign when he said, “You prosecute criminals. You target the bad guys. You know, a minute ago, (co-debate moderator Neil Cavuto) asked, ‘What has President Obama done to illustrate that he wants to go after guns? Well, he appointed Eric Holder as attorney general. Eric Holder said he viewed his mission as brainwashing the American people against guns…”
In 1995, Holder said during a speech, “We have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it Monday. We need to do this every day of the week, and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
During an interview in February 2015, Holder said the “single failure” of his tenure as Attorney General was the failure to “convince Congress to really follow the will of the American people—which was to enact meaningful, reasonable, gun safety measures. The gun lobby simply won.”