Today US Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Austin to speak about voting rights on the University of Texas campus at the LBJ Library. A far more important topic though is what AG Holder will not talk about, the deadly Fast and Furious scandal that has rocked the Obama administration.
Below is a message from the Ted Cruz for Senate campaign highlight AG Holder’s involvement with Fast and Furious.
Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Austin today to speak at the LBJ Library about voting rights. But far more compelling than the topic of his speech is what he won’t talk about. You won’t hear him open up on the true story of the Fast and Furious scandal.
Few scandals in recent memory compare in scope and audacity than the one in which U.S. federal agents intentionally let guns be funneled into the hands of the brutal Mexican cartels who are causing such death and mayhem south of the border. At least one American counter-drug agent is dead. And Eric Holder is not only refusing to come clean, but he’s changing his story, literally trying to rewrite his own statements before congress.
The American people deserve the truth. Our attorney general has failed to give it to them. Our congressional leaders should hold this administration accountable through serious, meaningful investigations with real consequences. Holder should answer questions and ensure that the people responsible for approving – and possibly covering up – this scandal are held accountable.
Public trust is vital for all our officials, and is even more so for those who administer the law.