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Eric Holder Gets Fast and Furious Criticism From...Van Jones?

"Too much silence."

Former Obama administration green jobs adviser Van Jones criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's handling of the Operation Fast and Furious fallout during an interview this week. (AP Photos)

Attorney General Eric Holder got some perhaps unexpected criticism of his handling of Operation Fast and Furious from none other than former Obama administration green jobs adviser Van Jones.

Jones told a conservative online radio program this week that while he is "not as well versed on" the situation, his heart "does break for what's happening to the people in Mexico."

“I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little bit more seriously,” Jones said. “I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all life the same."

Under Fast and Furious -- currently at the center of an ongoing congressional probe -- weapons that were part of a tracking program flowed unchecked across the U.S-Mexico border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. They began turning up at violent crime scenes and are thought to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Mexican civilians, as well as that of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

"I think there has been too much silence about it," Jones said. "I don't know the details of the program or what Attorney General Eric Holder has done or not done. I do know that we need to declare some kind of an emergency and look at the situation down there and figure out what is going on down there and do better."

Jones said he's never "bit [his] tongue" in terms of his frustration with Holder, citing his "failure to prosecute any cases with the Wall Street debacle."

On Fast and Furious, Jones said he does "know enough to know that something terrible is going on down there."

"If the Tea Party is going to lead the way to try and shed some light on it, I’ll be right behind the Tea Party on it. I just don’t know enough about it right now.”

Listen to the full interview here; Fast and Furious comments begin around the 57:00 mark.

(h/t Daily Caller)

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