Romney asked to uphold the case that -Holder Fast and Furious be dismissed or resigns
Chris Cox reported that none of the ATF officials involved in the case of weapons have been fired
WASHINGTON, April 13. – The Republican candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney, today supported the demand of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to Attorney General Eric Holder is dismissed or resigns from the failed operation “Fast and Furious”of arms smuggling to Mexico.
As part of the annual conference of the NRA, Romney also praised the Republican congressman Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley same political sign to keep public pressure on the Obama administration for the controversial operation.
“And I applaud the leadership of the NRA for being the first to ask the Attorney Holder is dismissed or resigns,” he said the Republican applause from those attending the forum held in St. Louis Missouri.
Before his speech, the executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) of the NRA, Chris Cox, asked its members to vote in elections for “fire” President Barack Obama and Attorney General Holder.
“President Obama should fire Eric Holder and we must dismiss the president in November,” he said Cox.
Before hundreds of its members, the overwhelming majority of men and women average age of the white race, Cox blamed the Obama administration for allowing the passage of illegal arms into the hands of Mexican cartels in drug trafficking.
“The Obama administration put gasoline in a fire death in our southwest border, but to cover up their steps blamed the NRA, its members and the Second Amendment,” he said, referring to the amendment protects gun ownership in America .
Cox reported that none of the officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) involved in “Fast and Furious” has been dismissed and joked that, on the contrary, at least one was promoted.
Also criticized some of the major U.S. media, including CNN, ABC and CBS, have barely covered the controversial operation.
“That is a disgrace. But the NRA has covered the story and I promise: We will not stop, “he stated to the cheers of the audience.
The forum was attended by two leading critics of the Obama administration in connection with the operation “Fast and Furious”, the chairman of the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.
Besides Romney was invited former President of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich and former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, who suspended their search for the presidential nomination last week.
Among those attending the forum were also the leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Eric Cantor and the governors of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, and Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.
The NRA is the largest national organization of defense of freedom for the possession of weapons and claims to have over 4.3 million members.
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