Thursday, June 13, 2013

Republicans fail to address ATF Fast and Furious criminality in Jones hearing

With Democrats lauding the service record of B. Todd Jones and Republicans grilling him on scandals like Fast and Furious and allegations of whistleblower retaliations, yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building demonstrated a marked difference in the receptiveness of the two parties toward President Obama’s nominee for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Completely overshadowed in the proceedings was the nomination of Stuart F. Delery for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.

“I objected to holding this hearing today and requested the hearing be postponed,” Ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley declared, setting the tone for Republican challenges in his opening statement. “As we sit here today, there remains an open investigation by the Office of Special Counsel regarding Mr. Jones’ conduct as U.S. Attorney. Generally, when a nominee is the subject of an open investigation, the Committee does not move forward until the issues are resolved. That is the sensible thing to do.”

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