Fast and Furious scandal
October 13, 2011 by staff
The police operation, dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious” was created to catch major drug lords responsible for transport time of illegal arms in Mexico. The operation, based in Arizona, was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives, according to UPI.com.
The weapons were sold legally, and some were followed with the hope that researchers could lead to cartel leaders. Instead, the majority of firearms smuggled into Mexico, which have been linked to dozens of crimes.
“I think this is a scandal much bigger than what happened in Watergate,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, president of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association, a press conference in Phoenix.
Babeu said the operation was a betrayal that should lead to the removal of Justice, Eric Holder, The Arizona Republic reported.
During a press conference Thursday, President Barack Obama said the headline “said he was not aware of what was happening fast and furious, and of course I was not, and I think he and I were very happy if someone had suggested that the weapons. were allowed to pass through that could have been avoided by the United States of America. ”
Babeu delivery Holder accused of perjury in the Capitol.
“Eric Holder, in my opinion, should resign or that has to be fired,” said Babeu. “Nobody in America is above the law, including Eric Holder, including President Obama. There is no king.”
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