Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming joined the list of those calling for Holder’s immediate resignation on Tuesday afternoon, bumping the number up to 43.
“Our nation’s top law officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, continues to stonewall and refuse to cooperate in a Congressional investigation regarding his agency’s illegal gun-trafficking operation that put Americans and innocent Mexicans in harm’s way, and is now linked to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry,” Lummis said in a statement. “Eric Holder’s failed leadership of the Department of Justice is a danger to Americans and a threat to those protecting our borders.”
“Americans deserve the utmost level of integrity from the Department responsible for enforcement of the law and the administration of justice,” Lummis continued. “Eric Holder should be living the standard the agency he oversees demands of all Americans; it is clear he is not. Eric Holder must be held accountable and should step down immediately”