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My next guest introduce resolution of no confidence in attorney general Eric Holder -- holders handling of the botched gun running operation.
Fast and furious he also just voted for the Republican House extension.
Of the payroll tax holiday joining us now congressman Paul goes -- Arizona member of the house oversight committee of course.
Leading the investigation into the Justice Department ATF and the attorney general himself congressman good to have you with us.
Let's let's Begin if we may with the the legislation.
Of the instant.
And that is the payroll tax cut extension.
Now coupled with.
Of the -- keystone XL pipeline.
Requiring within a couple of months that -- go forward.
Do you think that there is any hope this legislation will be passed by the senate.
Well I think can abuse the senate to be careful what you ask for and and the threats now what Lana see is the honest discussion group.
Of the issue of the day now the house of the senate over let's bring that up in the senate -- have that discussion let's take up or down vote on it.
You know I think that's what the American people want.
And and most assuredly the president of the United States as well as senator Reid have demanded precisely what you in the rest of the house have delivered.
Tonight -- that is an extension of the payroll tax holiday.
Let let's turn now to your calls for a no confidence vote.
In in the attorney general we have 55 members of congress three.
-- US senators to sitting governors all of -- of call for Eric -- resignation.
Who what will be the effect of a no confidence resolution.
In your best judgment.
Basically this is a building that are that brings forth -- we have lost confidence in in the attorney general -- you brought up some great points here you know.
This administration brought out that they respect Mexico and work with their sovereignty.
Isn't that -- contradiction what we saw here.
I'm in ATF we allowed guns to go across the moratorium on this money that -- use for drug laundering.
This is all it helps -- slap in the face to the Mexican government and that's what we're saying is this resolution that we have no faith.
And the chief law enforcement officer of the country and that's mr.
I think many people that cites testimony last week in the committee would just say oh my god time's up now we need a bipartisan.
Congress -- -- there are now.
I mean the that contradictions if you will on the conflict.
Between the two governments Mexico and that.
Of the Obama administration.
Arm are mounting as we've just reported.
Mexico's government according to a spokesperson for Philippe Calderon the president of Mexico.
-- point blank they were not made aware of the DEA money laundering operation.
Which is in direct contravention of what the Justice Department the -- That's exactly right and that's exactly what happened with fast and furious.
Is we never even told the Mexican government about this and intruded on their sovereignty as a nation.
We didn't do our ourselves any services.
We put their citizens of Mexico as -- -- citizens in this country jeopardy every single one of us our lives are on the line.
Congressman let me ask you to listen to statements from Lanny Davis former White House counselor to president.
Bill Clinton appeared -- on this broadcast last night.
Defending the attorney general.
And his handling of both the house oversight committees.
And the and the position of the Justice Department and ATF here area.
The ATF has admitted that the earlier programs under Republican attorneys generals didn't lose track of guns.
And I -- certainly agree that.
The tragedy of somebody dying under this administration.
Far more serious.
But the problem of tracking these guns in an ATF that went rogue happened under both administrations and Eric Holder ordered an independent investigation.
Who is inspector general which was not the case.
Wide receiver there was another program that I can't remember under prior to widely -- well actually nobody disputes that this occurred under Republican doesn't he's general you're gonna get the reason that I say it's partisan is that congressman I set.
Hasn't focuses attention on what happened under the Republican administrations but only under a democratic and that was reflects a double standard driven -- partisanship.
Farmers -- in your reaction to -- Lanny Davis's.
Defense of the attorney general and the Justice Department and a -- Well I mean it's actually absurd first of all in what operation wide receiver we've worked with the sovereignty of Mexico.
Working with them actually looked at this scenario upheld guns were moving back and forth.
-- we use surveillance and we use tracking both of which were thrown outside the window when these did fast and furious under this administration.
We've even had an assistant attorney general who now -- confessed that he's lied that information -- -- that he lied in front of congress and he's still employed.
I mean -- egregious is that.
Number two -- as I wanna show you that.
In June of this year 31 Democrats.
Asked -- so incensed by what was going on they asked for true accountability fast and expedient -- the -- -- of what was going on in fast and furious.
And they're still -- answers.
Thirdly in Arizona it's bipartisan.
In which everybody is concerned there were ten insurance both Republican and Democrat that's stood up and -- for Eric -- resignation.
Because it defies everything that we did in good law enforcement it's -- sad absolutely sad that.
We're actually using trying to compare apples and apples went today this is what's the problem in a violation of all of the things that we upheld this is not public servants.
And as I said the Lanny Davis the singular.
The distinction between wide receiver operation wide receiver operation fast and furious.
Is that no one died in operation wide receiver 200 Mexican citizens according to the Mexican.
Attorney general killed by weapons delivered through operation fast and furious and US Border Patrol.
Agent Brian Terry murdered.
With those weapons as well.
Congressman I think the other thing -- so I think the other thing is is that we still don't know we're almost 15100 guns up and their guns are.
And they're gonna show up credit crime scene throughout the united stats that.
States -- particularly in the southwest New Mexico and that's a travesty.
Congressman we thank you for being here appreciate Lou thank you very much congressman Paul.