Babeu: AG Holder Guilty of Perjury on Fast & Furious Scandal

The Daily Caller reports…

Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican congressional  candidate, told The Daily Caller he thinks Attorney General Eric  Holder “perjured himself” before Congress when testifying about Operation  Fast and Furious.

“I believe that [Holder], and many sheriffs in Arizona believe that, he has  perjured himself,” Babeu said during an interview with TheDC at this weekend’s Conservative  Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. “His story has changed.  After there was evidence produced that he did know — he was given briefings, he  was given emails — he then started to walk back his statements to say that, ‘well, I misunderstood the question.’”

“As a police officer before I was a sheriff, when somebody I’m talking to  starts to change their story — that’s a clue they’re not telling the truth,” Babeu continued. “So, this guy is in charge of the Department of Justice, still — to this day — from Dec. 15, 2010, so it’s been over a year and there’s still  been no accountability, we still don’t know who’s approved this program. How can  that be? In the Department of What?”

Babeu went on to say that he thinks Holder should have resigned long ago and  that President Barack Obama should fire him. “I believe that whoever made these  decisions to facilitate [the sale of] 2,000 high-powered weapons into the hands  of the drug cartels that we’re fighting in Arizona — they should face criminal  charges,” Babeu added.

Babeu said that as a candidate for Congress, he hears about Fast and Furious  from voters across Arizona on a regular basis.

“Time and time again, we see our Constitution trampled upon by this  government — by Eric Holder, by Janet Napolitano [the Secretary of Homeland  Security], by Barack Obama — they’re suing my state and they need to stop suing  my state, we’re trying to enforce the law,” Babeu said. “So it’s those issues in  combination with the most important issues facing our country which is our  economy. It’s the same assault against our free market, capitalist society that  we’re trying to turn our back from the greatness of our country, which has made  us strong.”

There are currently 103 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who  think Holder should resign or be fired, have signed an official resolution  expressing “no confidence” in him, or both, as the two lists don’t perfectly  overlap. In addition, three U.S. senators, two sitting governors and all major  Republican presidential candidates have demanded Holder’s resignation or firing  too.

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