Rep. Justin Amash demands Eric Holder’s resignation over ‘Fast and Furious’
Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash added his name to the chorus of legislators demanding Attorney General Eric Holder resign over Operation Fast and Furious.
A spokesman for Amash, a first term congressman on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, informed The Daily Caller of the congressman’s position over the weekend.
Amash is the 124th House member to either demand Holder’s resignation, or sign Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s official House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder, or both. Three senators, two sitting governors and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have also publicly called for Holder to step down.
Last week, Romney repeated his call for Holder’s resignation in a speech at the NRA’s National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.
“I applaud Congressman [Darrell] Issa and Senator [Chuck] Grassley for their work in exposing the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal,” Romney said, according to prepared remarks. “And I applaud NRA leadership for being among the first and most vocal in calling upon Attorney General Holder to resign.”
Romney first demanded Holder’s resignation in December 2011 after initially balking on the question in October.
Amash has endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has also called for Holder’s resignation — and raised the issue of potential criminal charges.
“[Eric Holder] should be immediately fired and then there should be an investigation to find out if charges should be made,” Paul said in December.
“And, that’s obviously over the top and all these kinds of sting operations and false flag operations — this is criminal and I think they do it constantly.”