Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking GOP Member Chuck Grassley said Tuesday evening that he wants “somebody’s scalp” over Operation Fast and Furious — and he stopped just short of joining his congressional colleagues demanding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation.
“The only thing I want out of this is somebody’s scalp that approved this,” Grassley told Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren in a Tuesday evening interview. “They should have to get out of government and be held responsible because they led – their decisions led to the death of Terry. And then, secondly, we want to make sure that a stupid program like Fast and Furious never happens again.”
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday morning, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn made waves by demanding Holder’s resignation to his face. He joins three of his Senate colleagues – Sens. Jim DeMint, Johnny Isakson and James Inhofe – and 129 House members in pushing for Holder to step down over the scandal. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has also demanded Holder resign.
Van Susteren asked Grassley if he backs Cornyn’s call, and Grassley said he would have said yes if not for Holder’s offer to negotiate and provide Congress with some more documents.
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