Next Thursday, March 31st, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs is holding hearings. The topic is “A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations”.
Among the called witnesses is Kenneth Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. If there was a better time to grill Melson on what he knew about Operation Fast and Furious and when he knew it, it won’t be any sooner than this.
The membership of the Subcommittee is listed below. Four of the five Republicans are A-rated by the NRA and Marco Rubio was rated B+. Democrat Jim Webb was rated A when he ran back in 2006.
You would think at least one of these six senators would use this opportunity to force Melson to spill on what he knew, when he knew it, and who else was involved. If they don’t take advantage of this, they should be ashamed of themselves. If you live in a state represented by one of these six, call their office and ask (or demand) that they ask the hard questions that need to be asked of Kenneth Melson and the ATF.
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs
* Robert Menendez,
* Barbara Boxer
* Jim Webb
* Jeanne Shaheen
* Tom Udall
* Marco Rubio,
* Mike Lee
* Jim DeMint
* Johnny Isakson
* John Barrasso