GOP leaders again call for Holder to resign
November 15th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP leaders again call for Holder to resign

Washington (CNN) - Ten conservative House Republicans renewed their demand Tuesday for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down for his handling of the fallout from a flawed gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious.

"Attorney General Holder's refusal to take responsibility for the actions of his department is inexcusable," declared Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona.

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  1. one voice

    Better yet let's have the GOP resign so the Democtars can MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWAD. Obama/Biden 2012, Clinton/Warren 2016,2020

    November 15, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. one voice

    I ment Democrats, sorry

    November 15, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. SecedingfromTexas

    Okay, after:
    1. All who are still employed in Washington and were tied to"Wide Receiver" leave their jobs, and
    2. If all who lie, may have lied, are perceived to have lied, accused of lying, or "just didn't remember" correctly,
    leave their jobs – immediately.
    I really sick of RepublicanTeaParty people holding others to standards that they themselves cannot or will not
    live up to.

    November 15, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. a6102658

    Once the Republican Congress steps down, Holder will close the door behind them.
    With an approval rating below 10%, Republicans always trying to find a distraction, so the people can not see what a failure they are.
    Have anyone noticed how the Tea Party has gone quiet? The negative view of the Tea Party was dragging down the Republicans, so they were order to shut up and disappear for a while.

    November 15, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    I'm calling for the GOP to resign FOREVER and do the American people a BIG favor.

    November 15, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. gt

    holder picks who his agenda ..not america s... what a pathedic ag..

    November 15, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. MTATL67

    GOP leaders need to focus their attention on the so called Super committee and the economy.

    November 15, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    How does calling for AG Holder to resign create jobs or cut the deficit? I guess we should expect a vote in the House on the issue before Election Day 2012.

    November 15, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Obama won't get rid of Holder because that would make Obama the most incompetent buffoon in the administration. With Holder calling us "a nation of cowards" and Obama calling us "lazy", they BOTH need to be fired in 2012. Four years of Abbot Obama and Costello Holder is killing us (and American citizens with the weapons they sold to Mexican drug dealers).

    November 15, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Debra from Georgia

    Work on finding jobs for america people and leave Eric Holder job alone. Better yet, congress do what you do best "NOTHING"

    November 15, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. willard

    I think better that atterony holder need better get out of him but I will not trust of afrcain amercian

    November 15, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. willard

    No no no no thanks vote for presdient obama 2012. Alright

    November 15, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. willard

    Why obama are called word lazy to amercian. So you are cheat vote with your acorn

    November 15, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  14. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Blah, blah, blah. The GOBP deathcult tries to create yet another meaningless and irrelevant smokescreen to distract the public from the right-wing's extremism, obstructionism and refusal to provide any assistance to average Americans.

    November 15, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Holder and Obama appear to be two peas in a pod. They both like the celebrity aspects of their jobs, but simply hate actually doing the day ot day WORK of the positions. To them it is all about power and prestige. Time to get some competent people in these offices.

    November 15, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. Ed 1

    Because of his lack of leadership he has cost people their lives.

    He doesn't have a clue and continues to change his story true DEM at their best.

    I wonder if he has been to the same 57 states that Obama has said he has been to.

    November 15, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. Scott

    All of those roadside bombs that were killing American troops in Iraq, were planted there by Iranian backed Shiites, using military equipment and bombs that Ronald Reagan (via Sean Hannity's hero: Oliver North) sold IRAN back during the "Iran Contra" affair. Sad that most don't know enough about history to link these recent events to their catalyst: the U.S. selling weapons to Iran in order to get hostages released and make Jimmy Carter look bad. Well it work. Not only that, but now you have video clip after video clip of American Soldiers being blown to smithereens to boot.

    Congratulations "conservatives"

    November 15, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    Get lost. Like "Seceding" said above, the GOP conveniently forgets Duh Duh DUh-bya's identical program called Wide Receiver

    November 15, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Larry L

    These are the same Republicans who supported gulags where Americans tortured POWs in direct violation of the Geneva Convention. These are the same Republicans who supported the Iraq War based on lies from the Republican President and Vice President. These are the same people who support the National Rifle Associations position that guns should be traded without regulations here in the United States! These guys fought the assault gun ban and continue to accept the Gun Show loophole that still allows free exchange of weapons without an FFL to record the sale.

    November 15, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    After you GOTeatards, after you!

    November 15, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Lefty

    A poll is a poll is a poll. And if you say something long enough people will believe it. I used to watch Wolf Blitzer on the top of a building while bombs were being lobbed and no one knew much about CNN. They USED to be a trusted news source, but alas, their reporting has become a litany of opinions of others. Same with MSNBC and the rest. And repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. They hang on to a story like nothing else is going on in the world. As for those polls, I can't remember ever being called for a poll and I've been voting a long long time – and it's not over until the fat lady sings. My thought is the fk polls should be eliminated because who cares what a itsy teeny weeny bitsy pinch of people say among millions. Another way to keep it hyped up. Good going CNN. On to reading BBC

    November 15, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |