Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King demanded Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious on Wednesday during a radio interview, joining scores of his colleagues in doing so.
“I will say it now, and I’ll break it on your program: Yes, I am ready,” King said Wednesday on WIND Chicago’s “The Steve Cochran Show.” “I think the time has come, and I think for Eric Holder to be responsible to his oath of office, and to the United States of America, he can no longer be an effective attorney general. He should step down.”
Last December, King told TheDC he wasn’t yet calling on Holder to resign because, “I want to keep him around so we can get all the answers that we need.”
“He’s a lot handier in doing that if he stays on as attorney general,” King said then.
King previously signed Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s official House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder, but has refrained from outright calling for his resignation until now. Five U.S. senators, two sitting governors and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney join King and 128 of his House colleagues who don’t trust Holder in his current position anymore.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch joined the crowd calling for Holder’s resignation over the past couple days.