Minnesota congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told The Daily Caller late Friday that she thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign immediately because of Operation Fast and Furious.
Bachmann is the first presidential candidate, and the 52nd member of Congress, to demand Holder’s immediate resignation. “Attorney General Holder should resign because of the mismanagement of ‘Fast and Furious,’” Bachmann told TheDC. “As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, he bears the responsibility for the actions of his department.”
Fast and Furious is likely to become a political hot potato heading into 2012 if President Obama ultimately backs his attorney general and keeps him as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Several members of Congress calling for Holder’s resignation have indicated they believe Obama is “complicit” in the program’s failings if he doesn’t fire Holder now.