NRA reacts to CBS News BATFE investigation
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has asked Congress to investigate allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) allowed thousands of weapons to cross the US border into Mexico, knowing they were likely to be acquired and used by Mexico's drug cartels.
the feds need to be held FULLY accountable to the same laws that everybody else has to abide by.
any attempt to "false-flag" guns into mexico to criminal cartels and gangs should be investigated fully, with the full weight of the congress and the law falling on whoever authorized this operation.
if this goes all the way to the top of the state department or the white house? heads should roll from the bottom to the top!
Nah. that's not the way politics works. By the time someone is forced to initiate an investigation considerable time will pass. Then there will be months of depositions, meetings, etc. By that time there'll be another general election, and it doesn't matter much whether El Presidente gets ousted or not; it's traditional to rotate the high level appointments to the next group of Party flacks after an election anyway. So the investigation will be "someone else's problem" in that it didn't happen during the time of anyone who will be heading the DOJ at that time, and it will be given minimum priority.
Given that media attention seldom lasts more than a few weeks, all they really have to do is drag their feet that long, put it on the back burner, and then in two or three years enough of Congress will have gone through elections that they can safely roundfile the matter without worrying if it might come back on them.