In the wake of Milwaukee's own fast & Furious-style FUBAR, it's worth asking: who has been the incompetent ATF's biggest cheerleader... and protector? None other than or own Gwen Moore.
Media Tracker's Collin Roth looks at Moore's track record covering for the BATF's dysfunction.
Rep. Moore may be calling for an investigation now, but her attempt to shift blame is revealing given her track record in holding the ATF and the Department of Justice accountable.
Just last summer, Rep. Gwen Moore was one of 109 members of Congress who walked out in protest of a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he and his office refused to release key documents that would have shed light on the failed ATF gun-walking scheme better known as “Fast and Furious.” The “Fast and Furious” operation saw the federal agency lose track of over 2,000 weapons, two showing up at the crime scene where U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was gunned down by Mexican drug traffickers.
In protesting the vote on Holder, Rep. Moore expressed her belief that the “Fast and Furious” investigation was simply a ploy to “smear President Obama.” Rep. Moore even went so far as to allege that the contempt vote on Attorney General Holder had to do with the Department of Justice’s challenge to what Rep. Moore calls “voter suppression laws.”
Roth is on a roll today. He also penned RightWisconsin's feature article today.