31st August 2011
Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson has been reassigned to a lesser post in the Justice Department and the U.S. attorney for Arizona was also pushed out Tuesday as fallout from Operation Fast and Furious reached new heights.
Melson’s step down from his role as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to the position of senior adviser on forensic science in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Programs is effective by close of business Tuesday, administration officials announced. U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota B. Todd Jones will replace Melson.
Another reason to get a government job: If these guys were private citizens, they’d be looking at jail time. But when you work for the government and you cause people to be killed, you merely get ‘reassigned’.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a more extensive list of those doing the Potomac Two-Step.