Senator Grassley: senior Justice official should quit

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Posted: Dec 07, 2011 2:04 PM
Senator Grassley: senior Justice official should quit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Charles Grassley said on Wednesday that Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, should step down over a troubled program to stop gun smuggling in Mexico.

"The attorney general needs to ask for Mr. Breuer's resignation and remove him from office if he refuses," said Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in prepared remarks for delivery on the floor of the Senate.

(Reporting by David Ingram. Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Jackie Frank)