Holder In The Hot Seat: ‘Regrets’ Fast & Furious – No Straight Apology To Victims

Holder In The Hot Seat: ‘Regrets’ Fast & Furious – No Straight Apology To Victims Image

Attorney General Eric Holder Holder finally sat in the hot last yesterday to face serious questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This first video clip shows Holder attempting to explain that “a few weeks” and “a few months” are pretty much the same thing and it is really a “distraction.”  After all, who’s counting?

“On March 10, I testified about this matter before the Senate Appropriations Committee. So, clearly, by the time I testified in may, before the House Committee I’d known about Fast and Furious for several weeks, as I indicated, a couple of months. The focus on which day, which month in some ways is a bit of a distraction. It does nothing to address what I think concerns us most and that is the flow of weapons from the United States across the Southwest border,” Attorney General Eric Holder said to the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.”

When Holder said we should be primary concerned with “the flow of weapons from the United States across the Southwest border” does he realize that under his authority Operation Fast and Furious was directly supplying the weapons that were flowing across the border?  How does he feel about the result of that botched operation leading to the death of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry?  Has he spoken with and apologized to the Terry family?

“…regret…it pains me…sympathy…”

…but no apology.  It should not be difficult to apologize to the family for the death of Agent Terry – even if you were not directly involved or responsible.  It is difficult for someone who is not a leader and wants to deflect responsibility down the chain of command.

H/t to Michelle Malkin who has done a great job detailing the Holder “circus.”