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December 22, 2014

Paul Ryan Fundraises Off of ‘Fast and Furious’

Paul Ryan Fundraises Off of ‘Fast and Furious’

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sent an email soliciting donations from conservatives as he called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The message was sent to a listserv titled ConservativeIntel.com and sponsored by Romney Victory Inc.

Under the subject line “Fast and Furious,” Ryan wrote that Holder needed “to step aside.” The email then linked to a donation page of mittforpresident.com.

“He’s misled Congress, and entirely botched the investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious debacle — yet he still leads our nation’s Justice Department,” Ryan wrote. “It’s just another example of the Obama Administration’s transparent hypocrisy that despite the tragic and very human toll of this scandal, Attorney General Holder refuses to resign — and President Obama refuses to remove him.”

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