The Obama Justice Department has been under scrutiny by Republicans since President Obama’s 2008 election to the Oval Office. From the handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case to the failed “Fast and Furious” gun walking program, many have wondered if the Justice Department would be held accountable by a new administration.
Along with numerous Republican members of Congress, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has already called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign as did Rep. Paul Ryan recently, the GOP Vice Presidential nominee.
“I think what you’ll see happening under a President Romney [administration] is that there will be a complete review undertaken of every executive branch agency just as he did when he assumed the governorship in Massachusetts,” Romney senior campaign spokesman Eric Ferhnstrom told me in Denver before Wednesday’s debate. “There will be a comprehensive review and it will involve not only the Department of Justice but every other cabinet agency.”
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Denver on Wednesday and told me he believes the White House had political motivations behind the “Fast and Furious” operation.
“I don’t put on this only on Eric Holder. I think I put this on the entire administration. I can’t even tell you if Eric Holder was involved with the political motivation,” said Mr. Giuliani. “I think it came from the White House and I think the political motivation was to show the idea that we need gun control.”