It isn’t just the House Oversight Committee that has focused on the Gunwalker fiasco. Arizona Senator John McCain has called for an investigation from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, putting Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder and the new acting ATF director under oath.
In a letter sent Wednesday, McCain said additional information released about the operation last week warrants a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, of which McCain is a member.
“The committee should hold a meeting as soon as possible to examine these new revelations and determine what additional measures are needed to help prevent this type of malfeasance from occurring again,” McCain wrote in a letter addressed to Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
The veteran Arizona Senator is asking for the committee to call the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder; the Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; and the ATF’s acting director, B. Todd Jones; as witnesses.
Before taking over for Ken Melson, Jones was briefed on Operation Fast and Furious, and may be just as complicit in allowing the operation to go on as DOJ officials.
This is going to get real ugly, real fast, for the Obama Administration.