Grassley Calls on Assistant AG to Resign

Posted by on Dec 07, 2011 at 2:05 pm

May as well go all out and call for Eric Holder and his boss to go while you’re at it, Chuck.

Sen. Charles Grassley called Wednesday for one of Attorney General Eric Holder’s top deputies to resign over the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe, becoming the highest-ranking lawmaker to demand a Justice Department resignation over the scandal.

In a fiery speech on the Senate floor, Grassley called for Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division, to step down.

Grassley, R-Iowa, who as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has been investigating the case for nearly a year, said it is “past time for accountability” at the senior levels of the Justice Department.


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