At the gates: Protesters to converge on White House calling for Fast and Furious justice
On Monday, protesters are scheduled to gather outside the White House to demand President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder be held accountable for Operation Fast and Furious.
According to a release grassroots organizers sent to the press, the protest will start at approximately 10 a.m. outside the White House’s north lawn gates. The protest will last for about two hours.
“We want justice for the victims and families affected by this scandal,” event organizer Oliver Darcy said in the release. “We are protesting to let Barack Obama and AG Holder know that the truth must prevail. They should fully disclose all documents related to the case in order to bring closure to a dark moment in our country’s history. Anything less is a fraud of justice.”
The protest comes on the heels of Holder being held in criminal and civil contempt of Congress on Thursday. The House voted on a bipartisan basis to hold Holder in contempt.
“We’re just a group of independent activists who are taking vacation time from work to put this together,” Tim Dionisopoulos, another event organizer, told The Daily Caller. Dionisopoulos said he expects about 30 people to be at this protest.
Dionisopoulos thinks more Americans would be outraged if they actually knew what was going in Fast and Furious – but many establishment media outlets have ignored the scandal.
“They’ve mostly focused on claims of racial motivations behind accusations against Eric Holder,” he said.
“You can only imagine if this was a Republican president who was supplying firearms to the Mexican drug cartels,” Dionisopoulos added, pointing out the hypocrisy many in liberal circles employ when it comes to scandals of this nature.
The protesters are expected to call for Holder and Obama to release the documents they’re withholding related to the scandal. Obama asserted executive privilege in June over documents that Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House oversight committee, subpoenaed late last year.
Obama didn’t assert the privilege until mere minutes before Issa’s committee began contempt proceedings.
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