Deer slayer Sen. Chuck Grassley keeping Fast and Furious investigation alive; heads roll

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has gained an enthusiastic Twitter following though his bizarre tweets about hitting deer with his car and the messy psychological aftermath, so it’s easy to forget that the senator is, well, a senator. Grassley was one of the few who pursued an investigation into the Obama administration’s botched Fast and Furious gun walking operation, and he’s pleased to see some results at last.

The mainstream media is keeping quiet for the most part, but CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson, who won an award for her Fast and Furious coverage and recently turned her attention to unraveling Benghazigate, reports on the most recent developments.

Heads are beginning to roll nearly two years after the Fast and Furious gunwalker scandal first came to light. William McMahon, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) official who was in charge of field operations during the controversial operation, has been fired, according to his attorney Mark Zaid who told CBS News “we will be appealing the decision.”

Other ATF managers reportedly face similar fates, and announcements could be made soon, though neither they nor their attorneys would confirm it. They are: Mark Chait, who was ATF’s assistant director for field operations; Bill Newell, who was ATF’s Special Agent in Charge of Phoenix; and George Gillett, Newell’s second in command.

Grassley’s tweets seem to have attracted an unusually large number of trolls with Bob Costas fever.

Getting the story straight isn’t so easy with this administration, as we’ve all learned. Others are glad to see (partial) results at last.

Grassley also took a shot at out-of-control government spending. The typing is messy, but the message is clear.

  • CombatDiver

    Just like Benghazi, nothing will come of F&F

    • SpinMeNot

      With the most corrupt DoJ in the history of the US, you are unfortunately probably correct.

      However, never surrender, never stop fighting. Sen. Grassley is doing the right thing.

      • CombatDiver

        I’ll never give up hope, it has just become way to easy to predict what will happen with a complacent media, ill-informed citizenry and corrupt politicians and unfortunately it is rarely good news.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Keep kicking arse, @ChuckGrassley!

  • detroit19

    Keep up the GREAT work, Senator!

  • cmdorsey

    Keep up the pressure Senator – a fan from Iowa! They keep stealing our tax$ and wanting more and more. Where is it going? An example is the council woman from Detroit begging Obama to ‘Bring home the bacon’ since ‘her’ people got him elected again. Maybe they will wake up when a loaf of bread costs them $100. Idiots. Holder/Obama/Pelosi/Reid/MARXINE Waters and their followers need to go to prison. They have harmed millions of peoples’ lives and they are the ones who are so AGAINST TORTURE. We taxpayers, just working to make a good living for our families, worshipping God, minding our own business – This isn’t torture? MARXINE WATERS gets promoted – well, you know all those ethics charges against her – they were wiped away. It’s disgusting.

  • BeeKaaay

    So will Congress try and convict Obama of his racist war crime against Mexico? (300 dead civilians and counting!)


    Political posturing, and utterly worthless.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Gotta let these trolls know:Gun’s don’t kill people, Barrack Obama’s Atty. General does!

  • ember

    Oh, if only it were as simple as an ‘off with his head’.

  • TugboatPhil

    My interpretation of his tweet was that “people murdered with the guns,” was to indicate what the killers did. if not for the word limit, I’d have written “people used the guns to murder.”

    It didn’t read to me as “people WERE murdered with the guns” as the folks above did. I doubt that most of them even know the details of F&F.

    • TundraThunder

      Exactly! The left spins everything to meet their needs.
      To me there can be no interpretation other than, as the Senator spelled it out: “Ppl murdered w these guns”.
      He never said guns kill people.

  • rhodi

    Correct. Guns don’t kill people, but scumbag government officials handing guns to murderers do. Thank-you Senator Grassley! Amazing work!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    At least one person in DC is trying.

  • moochie moo

    Keep going Senator…til we get all involved held accountable…

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Yes…straight to the rotten top, Senator. Keep it up!

  • Guest

    Senator Chuck Grassley is one of the few with the integrity to pursue justice against tremendous odds- which he knows is the travesty. He has the moxie to doggedly investigate all avenues, regardless of where the truth lies.

    He can’t be intimidated as was once tried and he exposed to the light of day for all constituents to view. Chuck is that rare honest man and an asset to his State and serves his position well.

    While one may be amused concerning his ‘down-home’ honesty about his travails in visiting all 99 counties in Iowa, this is exactly what endears him to his constituents- he has never forgotten his “roots.”

    For you hunters and 2nd amendment advocates- Iowa has the largest deer population-and the largest bucks too… so if he mentions hitting a deer, you know he is talking from experience, whether driving or hunting- he practices what he preaches.

  • Gallatin

    Memo to British elitist doofus piers morgan and sports commentator elitist doofus bob costas; Fast and Furious is a perfect example of why our Founding Fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment, so we could protect ourselves when our Federal Government gives guns to foreign criminals and refuses to do their Constitutional duty of “providing for the common defense” by securing our borders.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Grampa Grassley’s tweets may be garbled but at least he is on the right path. Keep F&F alive, go after spending, dont’t forget not to allow Benghazi massacre go unpunished.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Senator Chuck is doing a fine job. Americans will be shocked and grateful when he finally pulls the polluted rabbit out of the hat by proving the FF orders came from the top, just like Benghazi.

    Go Get ’em, Senator!