Border Patrol union demands Holder’s resignation over Fast and Furious

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    Jun 18, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    They are law enforcement, public employees, and union members, so it's hard to see the Democrats ridiculing them.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/18/border-patrol-union-demands-holders-resignation-over-fast-and-furious/

    The National Border Patrol Council — the union that represents Border Patrol agents around the country — demanded Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious on Monday.

    According to the Arizona Daily Star, the union deliberated for over a year before making this call for Holder to step down.

    “This is something that all of our guys are concerned about, because they know it could be any one of them,” Shawn Moran, a union vice president, said according to the Arizona paper.

    “We take the risks that are out there naturally just being in law enforcement working across from Mexico in the condition it’s in right now,” Moran said. “But what you can’t accept is when your own government is allowing weapons into the hands of the people you’re confronting.”

    The National Border Patrol Council represents about 3,700 agents in Arizona and 17,000 nationwide and it joins presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, 129 House Republicans, five Senate Republicans and two sitting GOP governors in demanding Holder’s resignation. (RELATED: Slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s mother to Holder: You’re ‘a joke’ and a ‘coward’)

    No elected Democrats have called for Holder to resign, but many Democrats nationwide want Holder gone too. New polling data released last week by Rasmussmen Reports shows 21 percent of likely Democratic voters believe Holder should resign over the scandal and 33 percent are unsure. Forty-five percent — less than half — of likely Democratic voters think Holder should stay in office, according to the poll.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    From "The Daily Caller ?!"

    LOL.

    You cut and pasted an opinion piece from a radical right wing Republican propaganda rag.

    And, you tried to pass it off as fact.

    You're pathetic.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    Please... This whole attack on Holder is a preemptive strike because he won't rollover on voter suppression efforts. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidFrom "The Daily Caller ?!"

    LOL.

    You cut and pasted an opinion piece from a radical right wing Republican propaganda rag.

    And, you tried to pass it off as fact.

    You're pathetic.

    Do you know the difference between an opinion piece and a news report? The OP is a report from another source that quotes the union directly. It also lists some statistics about the union and the numbers of people in Congress who have called for his resignation. So where is the opinion?

    You would only have a valid criticism if the Daily Caller omitted material from the Arizona Daily Star or from the union that was complimentary to Holder.

    Another dumbass comment from you, but thanks for bumping the thread.