Rep Issa Calls Atty. Gen. Holder Inept and Dangerous and Thinks He Should be Fired

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By Danny Fenster

The botched ATF gun walking program Operation Fast and Furious continues to stoke anger in Washington.

The latest: Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s reprimand of Attorney General Eric Holder.

“[Eric Holder is so] inept that he is dangerous to have as the Attorney General,” Issa said on the Laura Ingraham show, reports the Hill. He also said the president should consider removing him from office.

The program is currently under investigation, and it remains in question who in the upper reaches of the Justice Department knew about the operation. But Issa seems convinced already, saying on the show that “the only way the attorney general didn’t know is that he made sure he didn’t want to know,” said Issa. “He doesn’t want to admit that it was felony-stupid.”

And if there’s any question as to the breakdown in trust between the nation’s voters and their elected officials, the 83 comments left on the Hill post are certainly an indication. While there are plenty of comments from all angles, there seems to be overall little sympathy for the Justice Department or the ATF, with vitriol on all sides.

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