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Rep. Labrador is unafraid to speak truth to Holder

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), less than two years in office, quickly made a national mark by shining a bright light on the deeply troubling case of Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-running scandal that led to the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry in Arizona in December 2009.

The lawyer from Eagle, Idaho, who has called for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, has a message for the moderators at the Feb. 22 debate: Address the scandal and start a national discussion about the issue. “I would ask [the presidential candidates] what would they do to remedy the damage of ‘Fast and Furious’ and regain the confidence of the American people,” Labrador said in an interview with HUMAN EVENTS.

Labrador, who has tweeted before all recent debates for the networks to address ‘Fast and Furious’, wants the issue to be discussed nationally. Of the 18 presidential debates to date, Operation Fast and Furious was discussed only once.

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  • JMJ

    Well, this Idaho Rep. seems to be the few that have the courage to speak out against this criminal activity by Holder(man), the Dept. of Justice, Dept. of ATF and Obozo himself. The American people want the truth and want it now. Then, they want heads to roll!! It’s as simple as that. The other Republicans or RINOs in DC don’t have the courage it takes to get to the bottom of this and bring about justice. That’s a shame!!! See website:

    • Chuck

      The BEST solution is to IMPEACH Holder. Why all the talking and NO action?

      • don

        We have a totally gutless congress. The fact that boehner, cantor, and mcconnell are spineless wimps, as is mccain, and all the other rino republicans, is the reason that nothing will be done about anything the democrats are trying to destroy.

      • dalejr88

        he is one of ob ass licker. he chews a new dem gum its call ob bubble dilious ass sweat. as long no one puts it to ob list all the shit he has done start health care now down to oil. gop needs to pound these back door deals whatch out for iegealle voting.

  • mrbobl

    None of them have the courage to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious? Hell, they are all part of the same gang. They just play the democrat/republican game to let the people think THEY are selecting the president. This is NOT the case.
    A Russian news agency has published a story about HenryKissinger talking with a politician in China and said that we would have a brokered convention and Jeb Bush would wind up with the nomination and WOULD be elected president. (Kissinger, (messenger boy for the NWO). does not “leak”news like this. I can hardly wait for August, but it is starting to sound like it is going to happen.

  • haroldson

    At last some one with the guts to stand up and be heard.

  • el_loco_jp

    I’m disappointed that I can’t vote for him since I don’t live in Idaho.


    We know where the bottom is. It goes to the Fraud in the white house and all of his cronnies incfluding holder. Why hasn’t congress charged Obozzo with whatever should be charged to asseert the fact that he was never qualified to be president under the Constitution as decided by thte Supreme Court in 1875.
    Ron Paul is correct when he says that we are being led down the road by a bunchof marxists starting with the puppet leader Obozzo.

    • Jeronimo Dan

      WELL SAID…

  • Harold Clark

    The king and his court, are always above the law that the common real Americans are held to.
    If we didn’t have dishonest, anti-American judges AND a congress who had any patriotism at all this question would have been settled in 2008. In Germany in the 1920’s someone wanted Adolph Hitler delt with because he was not German. And that he should have been sent back to Austria, Because he was not a German citizen. Doesn’t this sound familiar?

  • Moose

    If Republicans had any ba!!s they would have had Holder up for contempt of Congress six months ago.

  • John Bazen

    Fast & Furious was that first set up in “The House of the Temple” on NW 16th Street between R and S streets, in D.C?
    That’s where ALL the faithful from our Congress meets, to settle the nations business, regardless of which Party they ran for!
    Of course you ALL know this from the many, many news reports about this Secret Society, under an other Secret Society who reports to yet another, very public personage!
    If you want to know check the above blog spot, and read!

  • R.Cook

    Retired Sgt. From the Los Angeles Sheriff Dept. Here is my take:
    Fact #1. The people that started the program and then allowed it to continue knew a majority of the guns were going to end up in the hands of drug cartels or their members on both sides of the border.
    Fact #2. According to testimony by whistle blowers; no effort was made to track the weapons purposely. In fact when complaints were made about the lack of tracking efforts, agents were ordered to “stand down”.
    Fact #3. These same people knew that these guns would be used to kill people. They also knew that some of the people killed would be innocents. This is what happens when you help criminals get guns. Especially vicious criminals in the drug cartels who use terror to promote their activities without any regard as to innocent victims.
    If you believe that fact 1, Fact 2 and Fact 3 above are true, then:
    Those involved should be arrested, indicted and then tried for being knowing and active participants in promoting terrorism against both Mexico and the United States. They are in fact accessories to mass murder. Holder should not just be held in contempt of Congress; a special prosecutor should be appointed by Congress to begin indictments for criminal charges.
    Compare the actions of those involved in the F&F debacle with descriptions of who might be a domestic terrorist (DT) by Homeland Security. You might be a DT if: you support the right to life, support the Second Amendment, pay cash, store food, have fingers missing or have a Paul for president sticker.
    None of these kill anyone! Helping the cartels arm themselves is not a maybe. The elements of a crime are “unity of act and intent” F&F meets that criteria. The intent was to put firearms into the hands of narcoterrorists and then continue that program after guns began turning up at crime scenes to support more gun control regulations. The act was “walking the guns”.

  • Larry

    All anyone needs to do in order to understand the way these people operate is to jest look at all of the stings that our Government and law enforcement has done for well over 30 years when it comes to running sting operations like the Fast and Furious Gun Running. It is not jest Eric Holder but he is one of the worst because he spends to much time in the Caribbean like Obama and his constant Vacations and Campaigning and they do not oversee there own people so they should never be allowed to be in charge of even a street sweeper. When these people operate they let something continue for extended periods of time so they think the longer it goes the higher up the chain they will get to the leader but not one of them give a damn about the Innocent people that are murdered in the process because these SOB’s want to climb the chain to find someone in a higher position that they never get to.

  • Paul

    Could someone refresh our collective memories on A.G. John Mitchell, Watergate, and the price he paid for the Watergate cover-up? Seems as though I remember weeks and weeks of daytime mainstream media TV coverage live.

  • william austin

    Fast and furious was an attempt so take away the second amendment rights of law abiding Americans by the Obama administration. Does anyone recall Obama giving speaches on the border talking about how he was going to secure the border, not just from drugs and human trafficing heading north but aggresivley stopping the flow of guns heading south. As he was giving those speaches he knew damn good and well fast and furious was going on. The entire illegal program was designed to take away Americans’ rights and their guns. Obama and the press are still trying to cover it up. The press is still in lock step with the criminals responsible. They still have their copy written by Media Matters and report that 80% of illegal guns in Mexico come from the US. A more accurate number is 15%. The only problem Obama and Holder had with fast and furious was that they got caught. They didn’t count on there actually being BATF agents who loved their country and the constitution. A few BATF agents they couldn’t shut up. Now Holder and Obama has never heard of fast and furious, can’t in any way be responsible for the hundreds of innocent people who have been murdered because of their criminal actions and if you don’t believe them just ask the press. All those people, the dead and the wounded, the families destroyed, all because the Marxists want to destroy our right to defend ourselves and practically nothing has been done about exposing the truth and punish those responsible. Pretty damned disgusting if you ask me.

  • Basia

    Obama and Holder, BOTH complicit in this gun control scheme, should be arrested and charged. Let the Brian Terry family have the pleasure of acting as firing squad. They deserve less of the stonewalling and lies and finally some sweet justice.
    BTW, yes WHEN are the presidential candidates going to be asked about this criminal government operation? Come on’ guys, be brave!

  • http://hotmail Beverly Kaleiohi

    Thank you Rep. Labrador I wish there were more of your integrity….
    So that obama, hilary, holder would have been tried for treason for breaking the laws of our land!

  • David Msg ret

    Fast and Furious was the “Helter Skelter” vehicle to ignite the class (shooting) war between the U.S. and Mexico..why? to get Mexico/US out of the depression it is in — control the Western Hemisphere into the New World Order.. this op gives the LEFTIST REVOLUTIONARIES in the White House “plausible deniability” to start the real class warfare in America…
    A side bar is to use the “rogue” weapons sales to impose MORE restrictions on and disarm American citizens through the U.N.
    Know your enemy and know yourself, you will never be defeated in war

  • Navy Veteran

    Finally. A Republican with a set of balls. This guy deserves a medal for heroism. Fast and Furious was the direct cause of the death of a border patrol agent, and Holder was the leader of it, yet he contends he didn’t know anything about it. Nothing but a damn lie and Holder deserves to prosecuted. If a Republican had done the exact same thing, Democrats would already have chosen the firing squad. So much for equal justice.

    • Elliott L. Kipp

      Great post, Navy Veteran! You’re right! Eric Holder & the entire bunch connected to the “Fast and Furious” fiasco should be fired, prosecuted, fined & imprisoned with lengthy sentences. And you’re right, no rock would have been left unturned, no amount of money would have been spared. The media blitz would have been unrelenting had these crimes been committed on the Republican watch. This is the same AG that stated that the American people were a nation of cowards the same day he was inaugurated. We have an “American president” that stands in front of the border fence of Mexico and claims it has never been this secure in years! Our economy has been trashed, our foreign policy is to be laughed at, our border security is in a sad state of alarm, our friends cannot depend on us anymore & our enemies laugh in our face. I could go on but I think everyone knows the rest of the story. May the bleeding stop in 2012. Once again, great post, Navy Veteran God bless America! Elliott L. Kipp (Old CG salt)

  • http://Comcast Alfredo

    Anybody who have something to say or know anything about Fast and Furious Say now and if there are Guilty about all the people been kill in USA and Mexico they should go to Jail.

  • http://None Dan Vallo

    Eric Holder is the lowest snake possible. His contempt for the law is very evident. How quickly did he dismiss the case of “New Black Panther” intimidating voters a few years ago. That was a dead bang case and it was dismissed. So besides being a crook who lies Holder is also a RACIST. He almost challenges anyone to do anything about it. Birds of a feather flock together as seen by Holder and Obama. The media should grow a set of balls and put ongoing heat on Fast & Furious until indictments are forth coming. This is not democrat nor republican but Justice for American people.