Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Kevin Brady of Texas, Tim Griffin of Arkansas and Tim Walberg of Michigan have all now signed on as co-sponsors of Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s “no confidence” resolution.
Though it’s not directly a call for Holder to step down, the resolution alleges that the nation’s top law enforcement official’s actions have proven he is not “competent, trustworthy and beyond reproach,” and that he has sought to “cover up” mistakes rather than cooperate with Congress “in disclosing the events and circumstances and transparently addressing the issues.”
Griffin told The Daily Caller he signed on to the resolution because Holder has not actively held anyone accountable for Fast and Furious.
“Attorney General Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month confirmed what I already believed: the Department’s Operation Fast and Furious and his mismanagement of the aftermath, including his unwillingness to hold people accountable, raise serious concerns about his ability to fulfill his duties as our nation’s top law enforcement officer,” Griffin said in an email.
A spokeswoman from Brady’s office told TheDC he is “outraged” about the ill-fated gun walking program, and with the Justice Department’s continued stonewalling of congressional investigators.
“Congressman Brady recently joined 80 of his colleagues in sponsoring a resolution expressing ‘no confidence’ in the U.S. Attorney General in the wake of the Justice Department’s disastrous and deadly ‘Fast and Furious’ program,” Brady’s spokeswoman said in an email. “Like many of his constituents and colleagues, the Congressman is outraged at the Justice Department’s handling of the program and failure to cooperate with Congressional investigators.”