Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has now called for Attorney General Eric Holder to be “fired” over Operation Fast and Furious, making only former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the only GOP candidates who haven’t done so.
In an appearance on Alex Jones’ radio show earlier this week, Paul said President Barack Obama should relieve Holder of his duties, then find out if he can be criminally charged.
“[Eric Holder] should be immediately fired and then there should be an investigation to find out if charges should be made,” Paul said. “And, that’s obviously over the top and all these kinds of sting operations and false flag operations — this is criminal and I think they do it constantly.”
Paul added that he thinks the House oversight committee, which California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa chairs, is “doing a good job investigating” Fast and Furious. He doesn’t, however, know if “charges will be made” against Holder but thinks the attorney general “deserves to have charges up against him.”