DEKALB - The Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly has proposed a resolution condemning the Department of Justice's Operation Fast & Furious, and they've been told that Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) may be introducing the resolution on the U.S. House floor Wednesday.
"Our hope is to get an apology from the President and a resignation from Attorney General Eric Holder," IL RHNA's President Rafael Rivadeneira told Illinois Review. "At a minumum, we hope that more people are made aware of the injustice that has occurred under Obama, Holder and Fast & Furious."
The wording of the resolution to be introduced in Washington DC says:
We, the Members of the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly, recognize the sufferings of many of the Mexican people in their everyday pains, anguishes and anxieties through no fault of their own in today’s times. Notwithstanding, we as Hispanic Republicans recognize the Rights of Mexico as a Sovereign State and their Right to manage their own affairs.
Where As - the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed Gun-Walking of over 2,000 arms by Mexican Drug Cartels from the United States Territory into the Sovereign State of Mexico.
Where As – the action by the United States Federal Government constitutes an aggressive act of placing weapons in the hands of the enemy of the Mexican Government and the Mexican People.
Where As – those arms sold by the United States Federal government to drug cartels resulted in the deaths of over 150 innocent Mexican lives.
Where As - the sale of arms by the United States Federal Government to drug cartels resulted in the death of Border Agent Brian Terry.
Where As – Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to cooperate with Members of Congress and has failed to answer questions during the investigation process.
Where As – the President of the United States Barack Obama has apologized to world leaders for America’s greatness without the consent of the American people.
Here It Then Be Resolved, that We, the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly, as Americans consisting of Members whose heritage extends throughout the Latin World, denounce Operation Fast & Furious, stand in union & solidarity with the Mexican People, the Brian Terry Family and call upon the President of the United States Barack Obama to apologize to the American’s of Mexican descent and the good people of Mexico. Furthermore, we call upon Attorney General Eric Holder to resign for putting the United States in a precarious position with our neighbor and ally Mexico.