Border Patrol Union Demands Holder's Resignation Over Fast & Furious...

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    The National Border Patrol Council — the union that represents Border Patrol agents around the country — demanded Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious on Monday.

    According to the Arizona Daily Star, the union deliberated for over a year before making this call for Holder to step down.

    “This is something that all of our guys are concerned about, because they know it could be any one of them,” Shawn Moran, a union vice president, said according to the Arizona paper.

    We take the risks that are out there naturally just being in law enforcement working across from Mexico in the condition it’s in right now,” Moran said. “But what you can’t accept is when your own government is allowing weapons into the hands of the people you’re confronting.”

    The National Border Patrol Council represents about 3,700 agents in Arizona and 17,000 nationwide and it joins presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, 129 House Republicans, five Senate Republicans and two sitting GOP governors in demanding Holder’s resignation. (RELATED: Slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s mother to Holder: You’re ‘a joke’ and a ‘coward’)

    No elected Democrats have called for Holder to resign, but many Democrats nationwide want Holder gone too. New polling data released last week by Rasmussmen Reports shows 21 percent of likely Democratic voters believe Holder should resign over the scandal and 33 percent are unsure. Forty-five percent — less than half — of likely Democratic voters think Holder should stay in office, according to the poll.

    Read more: Border Patrol union demands Holder's resignation over Fast and Furious | The Daily Caller
     
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    Well, the democratics better hop to....We all know how they feel about the sanctity of them union folx, don't we?
     
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    No one at all has been held responsible for Fast and Furious, nor has the true aim of the flawed operation been fully determined.

    In fact, many of the agents involved have received promotions. The whistle blowers, in direct violation of federal laws, have been reprimanded.

    We all know the specifics, but I refuse to believe that the ATF just let those guns walk without any alternative motive--there was absolutely no way of tracking those guns. It is bizarre, and this scandal is not going away.

    Who was ultimately responsible for the death of Brain Terry and the literally countless (hundreds? thousands?) deaths of Mexican civilians?

    The most disgusting part of this story is how those on the left simply ignore this story. These are the same mental midgets that fabricated a new scandal every week during Bush's presidency--the same ones today clinging to any smear story on Romney as absolute fact.

    They will excuse this gross mismanagement and incompetence simply of political reasons.
     
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    Sad to say but gross mismanagement and incompetence are rampant in our Govt.

    Political reasoning does rule most of the time.
     
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    I guess the border agents know how to relax after a hard day.


    Border patrol agents accused of lewd sex act at Cirque du Soleil - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com
     
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    Oxymoron....
     
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    Yeah, it should be interesting to see how they throw this Union under the bus. Stay tuned.
     
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    I'm curious, what exactly is your point? Does this excuse the fact that the ATF led an operation that ultimately provided thousands of assault weapons into the hands of drug cartels, and used in the murder of Brain Terry?

    This is your retort? Again, DISGUSTING.
     
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    President Obama was more than happy to throw Wisconsin Unions under the bus so I see no reason why he won't do the same to our Border Patrols Union
     
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