December 8th, 2011
02:23 PM ET

GOP critic threatens impeachment over 'Fast and Furious'

A top GOP critic of President Barack Obama's Justice Department cranked up the political heat Thursday on Attorney General Eric Holder, threatening possible impeachment over the handling of Operation Fast and Furious, a severely flawed and now discredited federal gun-sting plan.

"Heads should roll," Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner told Holder during an appearance by the attorney general before the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee.

"There is really no responsibility within the Justice Department. The thing is, if we don't get to the bottom of this - and that requires your assistance on that - there is only one alternative that Congress has and it is called impeachment."

Sensenbrenner did not make clear if he was referring to the possible impeachment of Holder or other top Justice Department officials.

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  1. €:^)

    I say get rid of all the tyrants.

    December 9, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Big Game James

    What? NOW you have a problem with dirty cops? GTFOH!! Find a suitable jerk of...I mean candidate for your floundering party and shut up. Just another reason to try and discredit Obama as well as waste taxpayer time and money!!

    December 9, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • President Biden 2012

      Impeachment is imminent – President Biden will have to deal with re-election for the democraps in 2012.

      December 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Any USA citizen with an IQ over 110 could go to DC and find reasons to impeach almost any politician in town.
    The bottom line is whether I'd rather have Obama & Co. in power, or a choice from the current breed of Republicans and Independents.
    I'd rather have Obama and his crew.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Karl

      What a joke the media is. If this where Bush's AG. It would be front page every day. You have to dig to find that the AG has lied. Oh wait it depends on what is is. Land slide commin 2012. By By Odumbo & his mobster admin.

      December 9, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      Do you know why Obama will win in 2012? Because the people who want to see him gone think "by by" is the same as "bye bye", and fortunately the GOP hasn't been able to dismantle the educational system to the point where that's most people yet.

      December 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. streetdude66

    If the GOP were really concerned about our govt illegally arming 3rd world countries then the y would have cried out for Reagans impeachment for Iran Contra where thousands of our troops were killed by those weapons during the Gulf War instead of 1 border guard (which is tragic but not as tragic as thousands of US soldiers. Just another dog & pony show from the party that gave billions to Ken Starr to snif in Monicas dirty laundry for Clintons seman stains or the sake of morality. YAAAAAAWN!!!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roberto

    I'm afraid Obama will win the election in 2012. I fully expect the Democrats to cheat and steal this election like so many before. Unfortunately it will mean the end of America. I am perplexed why people would vote for a president with a record as bad as Obamas. If you want the economy to improve and for jobs to be created then you couldn't vote for Obama. Obama has wrecked the private enterprise in America. Small Businesses are failing in record numbers. Large Corporations won't expand with Obama as president because of his lying back stabbing words and his attack against Corporations with new regulations that might close you down tomorrow. Obama is a Marxist through and through and he only believes in big government. His goal is equality. He doesn't want millionaires or billionaires. Obama intends to take all income produced and give himself and his government cronies half of the income and divide the other half among the people. America's economy will resemble the old USSR. Utopia for Obama is where everybody has basic services provided by government, healthcare, housing, food, transportation. He will then allow us to keep enough money to possibly go to the movie or some menial fun. Gone will be the opportunities to become wealthy, the chance to make substantially more than your neighbor. Never again will we be able to purchase a new fast cool car, we'll all drive hybrids or green cars subsized by the government. We'll never be able to purchase a cool Harley Motorcycle, There won't be any recreational vehicles available because nobody can afford them, they'll be out of business. If we're lucky we'll all live the same nice boring life, no worries about illness or homelessness but also no dreams or ambitions to make more, to have neat things, those are nothing but memories. If this is what you want your life to be like, vote for Obama, if not vote for someone else.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
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