Fast and Furious 'Worse Than Watergate'?
AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu says Holder should resign
- Duration 5:19
- Date Nov 8, 2011
AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu says Holder should resign
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-- the president's attorney general Eric Holder is facing tough questioning right now on Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee.
He's trying to get to the bottom of who is alternately responsible for the failed the gun running scheme.
Fast and furious take a listen to this heated exchanges.
Argument was supposed to be so sensitive that you -- -- refused to -- to congress.
But then someone provided it to the press the name of the criminal suspect in the document was deleted.
But the name of the ATF agent was not.
This looks like it cleared intentional violation of the privacy act as well as an attempt at whistle blower retaliation.
In response to your question.
You'll understand that I told you over the phone conversation if you want me not to ask this question.
I said -- your staff informed my staff because our work very closely -- -- step.
And and give the details although I would know that this would be an inappropriate question to ask that this here.
There colder there taking some -- joining us now one of the attorney general's critics on this issue Arizona sheriff Paul bad view of penal county.
You have said the fish that the attorney general should resign that this.
Is a scandal worse than Watergate anything that you've heard from him this morning change your mind.
Now they've they started -- walk out some of this testimony that was -- and early and with an acknowledgment finally.
That there were things that have gone wrong an acknowledgment to the point where there's an apology.
Why has it taken it you nearly a year.
To apologize for the murder of one of our heroes in the Border Patrol.
We're two of these guys he says the -- it's not -- -- well.
This is what we call evidence in law enforcement -- two gun is that we're used to murder this hero in the Border Patrol.
We're from fast and furious a program that was a part of his agency.
The Department of Justice through AT after.
He's the boss.
New Jersey accountability in Washington and there's consequences.
For what they've done and they're not owning up to them according to his prepared remarks he was to say this morning that the operation was flawed in concept as well as in execution you were talking about an apology.
He was asked whether he would apologize to agent Terry's family -- this exchange.
But I certainly have read what happened that even talked with him.
I have not.
Would you like to apologize today for this.
This program that went so wrong that took took the life.
Of the United States law enforcement agent Dan I -- Just good for your answers that we have to be your last question -- time.
I certainly regret what happened to agent Brian Terry.
Tom I can only imagine the pain that his family has had to to deal with in particular his mother and the father of three children -- -- we are.
Not programs to very far our kids.
All of you what do you what do you make of that I don't know on exceptional holiday yet.
Well now he says -- regrets that I was not an apology.
That there's no honor here here this is a direct result of -- leaders and our government did this is habit trail.
Of the law enforcement the fact that they never even told this happened in Arizona.
They never told the -- of Arizona this is our jurisdiction.
2000 guns into the hands of the most violent criminals in North America flawed in concept.
How could this ever end well.
To give guns to the most violent criminals who cut people's heads off for a living.
Down in Mexico 43000 people have been murdered the attorney general of her country.
Is demanding accountability that the leaders in America who are responsible for this should be extradited.
To Mexico to face criminal charges in Mexico.
Because to 300 people have been murdered in a foreign country because of the actions of our government you say that they didn't run this program by any of you Arizona sheriff's if they had what you've told them.
Are you crazy.
This is insanity.
That there's no way went 2000 weapons he's our -- we don't even have only our swat teams have.
Fifty caliber sniper rifles.
Be easily converted to fully automatic and here's what just happened last week we just announce.
A major body blow to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Were fighting these cartels local law enforcement we arrested 76 of them confiscated -- 108 weapons.
At least two of these guys have been confirmed.
From his program fast and furious so not only were they being brought to Mexico to being used in crimes in killing people.
Now they're coming back into the United States in the commission.
Of of serious felonies drug trafficking and and murder here in America this is outrageous this is larger than.
Then Watergate because nobody died in Watergate and the subsequent follow follow on cover up is is a larger scandal.
All bad -- via -- sheriff of an all county Arizona where my guess some of those guns are still out there are unaccounted for and possibly could be trained against some your people.
Fair -- absolutely.