Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sheriff Babeu: Fast and Furious mastermind should ‘face criminal charges’

Via bigtimer, AWD

Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican congressional candidate, told The Daily Caller he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder “perjured himself” before Congress when testifying about Operation Fast and Furious.

“I believe that [Holder], and many sheriffs in Arizona believe that, he has perjured himself,” Babeu said during an interview with TheDC at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. “His story has changed. After there was evidence produced that he did know — he was given briefings, he was given emails — he then started to walk back his statements to say that, ‘well, I misunderstood the question.’”

“As a police officer before I was a sheriff, when somebody I’m talking to starts to change their story — that’s a clue they’re not telling the truth,” Babeu continued. “So, this guy is in charge of the Department of Justice, still — to this day — from Dec. 15, 2010, so it’s been over a year and there’s still been no accountability, we still don’t know who’s approved this program. How can that be? In the Department of What?”


Including this gem:

Babeu also said that he thinks there’s now enough evidence to support the claims that Fast and Furious was an attempt on the part of the Obama administration to “go after our Second Amendment rights.”

“It used to be dismissed as a wild-eyed right-wing conspiracy that the government could be behind this, could be giving weapons to the cartels and then blaming it on America, blaming it on our law-abiding gun dealers,” Babeu said. “Well, low and behold, that’s exactly what’s happened.”



Would you listen to a man who joined the Army National Guard as a private and retired 20 years later as a major? What if I told you that he did a tour in Iraq and also served as the commander of Operation Jump Start and Southwest Border Mission where he oversaw 700 men and women on the US – Mexico border where he reduced illegal entries by over 90%.

He started out as a city police officer and eventually ran for county sheriff and won. As county sheriff, he busted a theft ring in the county recorder’s office, reduced emergency response time in the county by 40%, cut his own budget, had been reducing traffic of illegal drugs and was elected as 2011 Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association.

His name is Paul Babeu and he is the county sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. Pinal County lies between Phoenix and Tucson. Its location makes it one of the most actively used locations for illegal drug trafficking. When Sheriff Babeu became sheriff, it was estimated that the county contained 75-100 drug cartel cells and listening or observation posts. Babeu has waged war against these drug cartels and as such has been reducing those numbers. Sheriff Babeu has also been active in enforcing immigration laws and fighting the tide of illegals coming over the Mexican border.

Now, Babeu is running for a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives. In a recent interview, Sheriff Babeu spoke about Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder. He said that there is enough evidence to support the claim that Obama’s administration purposely used Operation Fast and Furious as a tool to attack our Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms. He went on to say,


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