The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new video detailing the timeline of the Fast and Furious scandal:
I'm an avid news consumer, but the Cruz video really drove home to me just how deeply the Obama administration is in it in this scandal. Full transcript is below the fold. Here's more from the campaign:
Shocking revelations keep coming in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. How deep was the corruption? Did Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano lie? Have the mainstream media been complicit in a cover up? Will Attorney General Holder and the Obama Administration ever come clean?
Anderson Cooper: Newly uncovered memos saying about the botched ATF operation we've been reporting called Fast & Furious.
Sharyl Attkisson: Fast & Furious allowed thousands of weapons to be sold to suspected traffickers.
Cooper: Instead of tracing them, the ATF lost track of them...
Attkisson: ...and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Unidentified man: The gangs have the money and the weapons to fight back.
Cooper: We're not talking about a dozen or even a couple hundred guns.
Sheriff Paul Babeu: 200+ people have been killed by them.
Cooper: We're talking about 1000's of weapons.
Bob Schieffer: It appears that Attorney General Eric Holder knew a lot more about it than he recently told Congress.
Attkisson: Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial fast & furious operation...
Eric Holder (on May 3 2011): I probably heard about Fast & Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.
Attkisson: ...as far back as July 2010.
Bill Hemmer: They think Holder is purposely misleading Congress.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz: At the very highest levels of the Department of Justice, they knew exactly what was happening.
Barack Obama: There...have been problems.
Ted Cruz: The Fast & Furious program we had our federal government selling firearms to violent criminals, firearms that were subsequently used to kill Americans. As someone who's spent an awful lot of my adult life in law enforcement, I mean it's just breathtaking. I called for us to investigate whether Eric Holder the Attorney General, what he knew and when he knew it. There needs to be accountability. If he deliberately lied to congress and if he did he should be removed from office and he should possibly face criminal prosecution. This is an administration that thinks it's above the law, that it's not bound by the law. And he will go around Congress and he will ignore the will of the people to force his agenda down our throats. And we have got to reign that in. We need strong conservative fighters in the senate. I am going to help lead this fight to stop the Obama agenda, to dramatically shrink the size and power of the federal government and restore our constitution. This is a fight for our country.
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