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.
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) December 5, 2012
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) December 5, 2012
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.
@ChuckGrassley I thought guns didnt kill people, people do. Nevermind, anyone that says that is an extraordinry IDIOT.
— Orpheus Pegley (@MonkyThunder) December 5, 2012
@ChuckGrassley I thought guns didn't kill people? People kill people? Now its the guns fault?
— dan marthaler (@dmarthal) December 5, 2012
@ChuckGrassley the way you say that is almost like easy cheap access to guns poses a hazard or something
— CHICANERY (@No_Fixed_Point) December 5, 2012
.@ChuckGrassley Oh.Your investigation. Don't hurt your arm patting yourself on the back. U rethugs voted against helping disabled yesterday
— kimbers (@kimbersc) December 5, 2012
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.
@ChuckGrassley Assume slips pink.
— Dan Gavigan (@FrozenSicleBoy) December 5, 2012
@ChuckGrassley re: Fast & Furious >> How could such an otherwise ILLEGAL program be conducted without sign-off by AG, SecyOfState, & POTUS?
— Won'tDrinkTheKoolAid (@MusicalSyntax) December 5, 2012
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) December 5, 2012
Grassley also took a shot at out-of-control government spending. The typing is messy, but the message is clear.
I listen to presobama on tv interview say must increase taxes. Now startTalk of cutting spending – that's problem not taxes.
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 5, 2012