Holder blasts GOP critics for their attacks over Fast and Furious gun operation
October 7th, 2011
09:21 PM ET
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Holder blasts GOP critics for their attacks over Fast and Furious gun operation

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder angrily responded Friday to Republican critics of his handling of a controversial gun enforcement operation, charging them with using "irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric."

"I simply cannot sit idly by as a (Republican) member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform suggests, as happened this week, that law enforcement and government employees who devote their lives to protecting our citizens be considered "accessories to murder,'" Holder said in a letter to members of Congress.

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  1. Thinker

    Republicans are haters. They hate immigrants, blacks, women who are independent, atheists, gays in the military, and anybody who is not a millionaire.

    October 7, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. PhariSees

    Go for the Koch and Murdoch game over

    October 7, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. kat

    This guy is a thug. He needs to step up and take responsibility for his actions. No more passing the buck, the BUCK STOPS HERE, with this administration

    October 8, 2011 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    Holder should've said that the real "accessories to murder", are the GOP-bagging domestic terrorists that are killing our middle-class.

    October 8, 2011 04:43 am at 4:43 am |
  5. fred ca

    So holder is againest the prosecution of any law enforcement officials. No law enforcement official has ever committed a crime so anyone who has ever prosecuted one should themselves be prosecuted. Do his little liberal buddies know he thinks that way?

    October 8, 2011 05:16 am at 5:16 am |
  6. diridi

    why don't they pass strict rules on Guns.....NRA stuff lobby? Idiots, pass the laws....crime come down...o.k, don't tell me criminals have guns why not we...BS...I heard that stupid argument several times...o.k,

    October 8, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. jayz43

    Mr. Holder's m. o. is consistent in these inquiries (the Black Panthers case also comes to mind). Angry retort followed up with the race card. Holder with Fast and Furious and Obama's ridiculous explanation on the Solyndra scandal insult the intelligence of reasonable citizens.

    October 8, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  8. Dan

    This is just disgusting. Holder and this administration have the blood of Border Agent Brian Terry on their hands and all they're worried about is their own necks. This murder happened on obama's and holder's watch and these two should be held responsible. What ever happened to 'know one is above the law'?

    October 8, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  9. WiredweirdinSF

    Obviously the corrupt, inept, incompetent AG ( appointed by the corrupt, incompetent,, union toady SEIU stooge in chief) is once again lying. But hey, it will be up to the few independent journalists to find out, because the liberal leaning main stream media will not even try. Just more corruption in the SEIU dominated White House.

    October 8, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |