During a radio interview Wednesday night, former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones broke ranks with current and former administration officials and ripped Attorney General Eric Holder for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, the failed gun-walking operation that trafficked thousands of firearms across the Mexican border.
“I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little more seriously,” Jones said, implying much of the carelessness over Operation Fast and Furious came because many of the victims are Hispanics from Mexico.
“I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all life the same,” Jones added.
In addition to a connection between Fast and Furious and the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, more than 300 Mexican civilians were killed with guns the Obama administration gave to Mexican drug cartels. Holder has conceded that more people will likely die as a result of his Justice Department’s operation, as many of the guns have not been recovered.