10 Arizona Sheriffs Demand ‘Fast & Furious’ Investigation – Call For Holder to Step Down or Be Fired (Video)

10 elected Arizona sheriffs held a press conference today and demanded an investigation of the Fast and Furious program.
The sheriffs called for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired.

Sheriffs Want Truth About ‘Fast and Furious’: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

The Sheriffs are demanding that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reveal the truth behind the scandal, and believe that those responsible should be criminally accountable for allowing 2,000 guns to be purchased on U.S. Soil and turned over to the Mexican drug cartels.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu led the press conference today in Phoenix.
MyFOX Phoenix reported:

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected sheriffs held a press conference Friday morning in Phoenix.

They demanded the truth from the federal government, and they asked for a special council to conduct a criminal investigation into what really happened during and after the failed operation, which let guns into Mexico.

They believe the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Attorney General Eric Holder bungled the operation and then tried to cover it up.

This week, Holder said he just found out about the controversial operation, but those inside the justice department said that he knew months ago.

The operation allowed guns into Mexico that the ATF hoped to track drug cartel activities.

Some 2,000 guns were sent there, but about 1,400 guns are still unaccounted for.

“In law enforcement, this is unacceptable — the fact that our own government has given weapons — some of these weapons not only semi-automatic, some transitioned to fully automatic, and 50-caliber rifles — rifles my deputies and our deputies don’t even have on the street, and they put them into the hands of the criminals that we’re fighting,” Babeu said.

The sheriffs said they want Holder to be held accountable for the lost law enforcement lives in Arizona and Mexico.

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  • Rachelle

    Prosecute Holder and his DOJ gang of criminals.

    They say Gitmo is nice–send the bas**rds there.

  • MrGoodWench

    They believe the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Attorney General Eric Holder bungled the operation and then tried to cover it up.
    Holder didn’t bungle anything.
    The operation did EXACTLY what it was supposed to do .
    Its those dang media people who couldn’t keep their mouths shut once they found out about it and started yappin ……

  • gus

    Holder is fvcking scum.

  • Patty

    ANYONE, who has killed another brother will be tried and convicted of murder. Anyone no matter who they are or their status. This is the officer’s heart and commitment. Sheriffs have had it and you mess with them long enough, you will get served up what you deserve.


    God Bless our Troops and God Bless those who take their job seriously. PROTECT AND SERVE.


  • Gimme a Break, I’m just a Hobbit

    Send ’em to a maximum security prison. Put ’em in with the general population.

  • Redwine

    Sheriff Babeu and the 9 other sheriffs are patriots and advocates of the truth.

  • Les hardie

    The proper word is “special counsel”, not “council”. No reason to give libtards more reason to think we’re dumb.

  • Militant Conservative

    Good Gawd a .50 cal. Geez that is a freaking death machine if you know how to shoot.

    Only military can stop that round and not many at that.

    Holder we’re coming for you and your boss. His skinny black a$$ is on the hot seat too.

    powder is dry

  • KS_Patriot

    Accessory to murder is the correct charge for all who approved this operation. In addition to US citizens and law enforcement, how many Mexican citizens were killed with these weapons paid for by tax-payer money. If Holder gets five or more memos and reviews presentations with photos and numbers of guns involve, then he approved it in full and should be a accessory. If he doesn’t read reports and memos on something this important, he should be fired for incompetence! If he got Obama’s approval, he too should be charged.

  • The sheriffs are being too nice.

    ‘Accountable’ ?

    More like ‘accessory to capital murder of a Federal law enforcement agent’.

    That’s at minimum.

  • lizzy84

    Kudos to the AZ Sheriffs for taking a stand for transparency and accountability regarding Fast n’ Furious. The time for stonewalling and obfuscation is over. The Sheriffs, wisely and correctly, are seeking truth. The lives of of law enforcement officers and everyday citizens on both sides of our Border are too sacred to settle for anything less!

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  • Larkin

    Reporters are either morons or have “liberal” written all over their DNA.

    This doofus, rather than do some investigative journalism, assumes that the purpose of F and F was to “track” weapons, when all evidence is to the contrary. He’s parroting the administrations lame alibi.

    When agents did request permission to actually “track”, the weapons or trail the suspects, they were told to stand down.

    This administration was not just incompetant in this instance, it was up to no good.

  • StrangernFiction

    Thank You Sheriffs!

  • donh

    How far are we from a bag of severed heads being dropped off at border state police stations daring to enforce our laws against cartel drug trade and human trafficing ?

  • nothing is going to happen to holder. its only a scandal if the media says its a scandal. there is no way america tass is going to play any part in taking down one of their own.

  • The exclamation point on indicting Holder is Jack Cashill’s latest expose at World Net Daily:

    Covering up is what Eric Holder does

    “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems,” so says the professional fixer in Quentin Tarantino’s oddball classic, “Pulp Fiction.”

    In the film, Wolf acknowledges the problem at hand and sets out to solve it, “Now you got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it.”

    The Obama White House, like the Clinton White House before it, has its own Winston Wolf. His name is Eric Holder, attorney general, and this month’s corpse in the car goes by the name “Fast and Furious.”

    …”We may get out of this yet,” Wolf tells Vincent and Jules in “Pulp Fiction,” and they do, but at the end of the day, Fast and Furious may prove harder to deep-six than a headless corpse.

  • noislamocommie

    Haven’t you heard Holder’s busy trying to stop Alabama’s new Law? Southern Poverty called them in apparently.

  • bg


    that’s just the first 10..

    Holder ain’t seen nothin’ yet!!


  • Kingslayo

    “HANG UM”, “HANG UM HIGH”!!!!!

  • lizzy84

    @ KS/#10 commented:
    The sheriffs are being too nice.

    I disagree. They’re being smart. The Sheriffs, themselves, are all elected and do not want to appear partisan.The significance of Fast and Furious transcends party lines.Their message has to be measured and rational to keep the issue in front of the public and in the media without going ‘over the top’ which would allow critics to disparage or minimize what they say.

  • bg


    noislamocommie #18 October 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    re: [Alabama]

    Justice Department Asks Appeals Court
    to Block Alabama’s Immigration Law …


  • bg


    donh #15 October 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    horrible thought, but honestly, it’s not far off at all.. 🙁

    bit more here & A Pardon to Remember..


  • lizzy84

    Opaobie commented.

    Well said and dead on.

    *Sipsey Street Irregulars.
    “In at the beginning.” The State Department & the Gunwalker Scandal. Part 2.
    The 90% Myth. “I have not backed off” an AWB:

    [email protected]:[email protected]sive-in-at-beginning_07.html

  • lizzy84
  • Enough Is Enough

    Hawaii Court Sets Hearing About Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate: Fox News Reporter Will Be In Attendance


  • Redwine

    No #20 – Take that crap elsewhere.
    Holder needs to be removed from office and prosecuted.

  • bg


    lizzy84 #24/25 October 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    [“We have to recognize and accept that the demand for drugs from the
    United States drives them north, and the guns that are used by the drug
    cartels against the police and the military, 90 percent of them come from

    no escaping the fact that she knew about F&F..

    [Instead, the president said his administration is focused on enforcing
    laws that are already on the books, like targeting guns that are illegally
    smuggled over the border that are “helping to fuel extraordinary violence”
    as the drug trade soars.

    “That’s something we can stop,” Obama said.]


    Deputy AG received detailed Fast and Furious briefing

    [Documents recently turned over by the Justice Department to
    Congressional investigators indicate that then-Deputy Attorney
    General Gary Grindler received a detailed briefing on Fast and
    Furious more than a year and a half ago.

    “Deputy Attorney General” is the Justice Department’s
    No. 2 figure, directly under Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Grindler moved from Deputy Attorney General to
    a spot as Holder’s chief of staff last January.

    The briefing Grindler attended was on March 12, 2010, six months
    into ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of
    weapons on the street in an attempt to track down Mexican drug
    cartels. Portions of the documents are redacted.]


  • Enough Is Enough

    Issa: Heads should roll over ‘Fast and Furious’
    Releases new video demanding someone be ‘held accountable’ for deadly program

    Read more: Issa: Heads should roll over ‘Fast and Furious’ http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=353153#ixzz1a8o8bPdb

  • Valerie

    ABC and the Washington Post (as carried by the San Diego Union Tribune today) have claimed that a Bush-era program, “Wide Receiver” was the same as “Fast & Furious.”

    Debunked by Bob Owens Pajamas Media


  • bg


    Valerie #30 October 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    [Luckily a reader had a better memory than I, and led me to the
    June 15 article by Jim Shepherd in The Outdoor Wire. Shepherd’s
    piece reveals just how different the botched sting of Wide Receiver
    was from the intentionally criminal Fast and Furious:

    thanks for the update Valerie..

    btw, in case you (personally & in general) missed it..

    CBS: Attkisson ‘Unavailable’ For
    Further Interviews on ‘Fast & Furious’

    [Earlier in the day, at the top of the 8 am Eastern hour of The Early Show,
    the CBS reporter filed her latest report on the cross-border gun-walking
    issue, which featured an extensive interview of a gun dealer who had been
    asked to be a “confidential informant” by the ATF, but ended up assisting
    in smuggling around 450 guns to Mexican criminals.]


  • lizzy84


    Yes, oBama, Clinton & Holder will do and say anything to drive their political agenda.They have no honor.

    Here’s another gem:
    Holder letter to Congress on Fast and Furious:

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  • bg


    lizzy84 #32 October 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    written today (10/07/11)?? iyiyi

    “accessories to murder”?? oh no no no, that honor goes to our
    retuning beloved vets, isn’t that correct Mr. “i’m not your people”
    Holder?? /gah!! sarc/


  • MamaGrizzly

    Hope these sheriffs get their man!

    I thought this was good on borders:


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  • bg


    MamaGrizzly #35 October 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm


    riding the Cain train, but would rather
    Romney should he switch tracks so to

    which reminds me, need to check into HC’s foreign policy..


  • Valerie

    Y’all do realize that the kind of people that voted for Obama (large cities, high population density, coastal types) have a vague that a sheriff has something to do with Nottingham.

  • MamaGrizzly

    HC doesn’t know enough about foreign policy. He would make a pretty good economic advisor, or some such capacity, but he’s too green for the presidency in the world today.

    He also is wrong on tort reform. Tort reform is unconstitutional, and it blows my mind to hear conservatives backing it. We MUST defend the right to trial by jury, not by the legislature of the states or federal government. Artificially setting “caps” only does a disservice to people who have been injured, and the whole thing about “caps” has been invented by the insurance companies to protect their unfair profits. And when I say unfair, I mean this: people with faithfully pay their premiums, believing that if something were to happen, they would be covered. Then presto–something happens and they’re left high and dry, even though their contracts say they should be covered.

    Or in lawsuits: a jury hears evidence, sometimes for days on end, and makes the best decision they can. That needs to be honored. If it isn’t acceptable, it can be appealed. IN NO WAY should the government be saying this or that should and will happen. It is impossible to “set” caps in any kind of fair way, and even if it was 100% fair, it is still UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    That’s why I can’t vote for HC for president. As well as his lack of understanding of international affairs.

  • MamaGrizzly

    I think Sheriff Babeu is totally cool. What a great patriot.

  • aprilnovember811

    Please read this article and the astounding video of Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother.

    She is standing beside Malcolm X in this video. She has very short hair. You must read the article to understand the reason I’m bringing up her hair. For a long time, there have been rumors about Malcolm X (real name Malcolm Little) being Obama’s true father. I’ve included a link with photos of the two together also. The resemblance is hard to deny.

    What go me looking into this tonight, was something Rush was talking about the other day. He mentioned the time Obama said he or his mother and father were in Selma Alabama. Well, Barack Obama Sr. wasn’t but Malcolm X was. There is video of him there. Did Obama slip when he said that,revealing who his true father is.

    Please pass this around, so others are aware of it.


    Malcolm X in Selma Alabama


    Photos of the two to compare. http://octaman.com/comments/MalcolmO.html

  • aprilnovember811

    I will not vote for Herman Cain or Mitt Romney. Be careful of Herman Cain, I hear he has ties to the Federal Reserve. I lost respect for him when he and Mitt Romney ganged up on Governor Perry. It showed me something about his character I don’t like.
    Romney, is Romneycare and global warming. He was out a long time ago for me.

    The NRA today endorsed Perry. It’s either Perry or Gingrich for me.

  • aprilnovember811

    God Bless Sheriff Babeu, he is a true American Patriot.

  • bg


    Valerie #38 October 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    lol, first thing i imagined was the pro-gov activists singing this little ditty..


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  • Enough Is Enough

    Sign petition to indict Eric Holder!
    Demand sweeping congressional investigation of Obama’s Department of Injustice

    Read more: Sign petition to indict Eric Holder! http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=349537#ixzz1aC22NYXc

  • Arch

    The Attorney General has repeatedly lied to Congress under oath, refused to enforce federal voting rights law, refused to enforce the border and sued states who have tried to protect their citizens. Now he has conspired with criminals to violate federal gun laws resulting in hundreds of violent deaths including the death of a federal agent. DoJ is participating in a cover up to obstruct a Congressional investigation.

    No way this international gun smuggling operation happens without the active participation of ATF, FBI, DoJ, DHS, and the State Department. Obama most assuredly approved it. This program needs to be an election issue in 2012.

    Time for Mr Holder and ALL his enablers to go.

  • Medulla Oblongata

    Dennis Burke, baby! Arizona’s favorite son… Oops.

  • Fred

    Hey America, how about divorcing from this abusive Obama administration?

  • Dobie101

    obozo sent the guns to mexico in hopes of starting gun control

  • AZ Bob

    If 10 sheriff’s had held such a press conference under the Bush Administration, do you think the media would be ignoring this story like it is now?

  • How much do you want to bet those sheriffs are about to be audited, their home lives investigated and reported on ad nauseum, and their families’ lives made miserable, starting today?

  • Now we all know why Holder landed the Justice Department like a ton of bricks on Arizona to stop Brewer from signing SB1070, why Obama was vocalizing approval of boycotts against Arizona, why Arizona law enforcement was harassed as “racists.”

    SB1070 absolutely increased the odds Arizona law enforcement officers had to arrest more illegals and by that seize whatever they had with them… inadvertently discovering Fast and Furious guns. There WAS something VERY inconvenient about the timing of SB 1070.

    Other states were routinely doing what AZ was proposing in SB 1070. It made no sense for Holder Justice to make such a hissy fit to block it … unless there was something ELSE at stake.

    The Democrats are in full bore attack to recall the Arizona Republican behind the SB1070, Russell Pearce. They have national agitators running the recall against Pearce. Their sham Republican candidate Lewis, called all of AZ “racists” this week. A “Republican” yuh, with a Democrat Left organizing team. hmmmmm

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  • cbinflux

    We should not lose sight of the FACT that this WAS an attack on 2A!

  • cbinflux

    My favorite resource for archived articles:



    A read through those articles is damning indeed!

  • valerie

    #41 October 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    aprilnovember811 commented:

    If this is true, then BO is an American citizen by birth, and far less a man than his father.

  • cbinflux

    Meanwhile, in Albuquerque, the DOJ stirs up Black and Latino voters, …and their children


  • cbinflux


    They can count on the DOJ looking into every arrest and ticket demographic

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