BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's replacement of Kenneth Melson as acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a political charade by the man who really ought to tender his resignation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. That man is Attorney General Eric Holder.
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb called for Holder's resignation after this morning's announcements that Melson was being "reassigned" and replaced. This action appears to be an attempt by Holder to convince people he is taking action in response to the Fast and Furious scandal, now being investigated by Congress.
"Holder is just moving deck chairs on the Titanic," Gottlieb stated. "Today's announcements will do nothing to restore America's confidence in the BATF or the Justice Department so long as Eric Holder remains the Attorney General."
"The ultimate responsibility for Fast and Furious lies with Holder," he continued. "Melson is just the latest player to be shifted around, rather than lose his job. Everyone directly involved in the Fast and Furious scandal has simply been moved to another position. There has been no discipline and no accountability, because the man who should be ultimately accountable is still running the Justice Department."