Rep. Joe Walsh joins Republicans in calling for Eric Holder’s resignation

By Marshall Cohen Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011 04:11

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the Tea Party supporter who represents the congressional district directly northwest of Evanston, joined a group of House Republicans on Tuesday to demand the immediate resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Walsh and his Republican colleagues criticized “Operation Fast and Furious,” an Obama administration program that let suspected straw buyers in the southern United States walk away with more than 2,000 weapons bought on behalf of Mexican drug cartels.

The administration hoped to build a stronger case for future prosecutions by allowing the weapons purchases to occur uninterrupted and let the guns make their way into the hands of gangsters in Mexico.