(MEDIAITE) — Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, appeared on Fox News this morning and called out top Republican leaders in Congress for their inaction on the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal. Phillips accused GOP leaders like John Boehner and Eric Cantorof just “sitting there” and “not picking a fight with the president” instead of making the case a priority.

Jamie Colby reminded viewers of Fast & Furious and its link to several deaths, including the murder of a U.S. border agent. She asked Phillips if the support of an investigation was a purely partisan one. Phillips said it goes back further than that, because the entire Fast & Furious operation was a partisan one. He accused the Justice Department of running a “purely political operation” as opposed to a “law enforcement sting,” suggesting that anyone who supported it bought into the belief that American guns are being sent into Mexico and that’s what’s causing all the gang violence, which Phillips said could ultimately lead to a push for stricter gun control legislation.

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