During Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on Fast and Furious today, Holder admitted that guns were allowed to “walk” into the hands of drug lords under his leadership as AG.
Washington Examiner reported:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded this morning that under his leadership, agents allowed guns to “walk” into Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of drug lords, and he said that the effects of this mistake would be felt for years to come.
“I want to be clear: any instance of so-called ‘gun-walking’ is simply unacceptable,” Holder said in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary committee. “Regrettably, this tactic was used as part of Fast and Furious, which was launched to combat gun trafficking and violence on our Southwest Border. This operation was flawed in concept, as well as in execution. And, unfortunately, we will feel its effects for years to come as guns that were lost during this operation continue to show up at crime scenes both here and in Mexico.”
In July, the man who implemented the Fast and Furious program for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’, William Newell, repeatedly denied that they let guns “walk,” Newell made his comments in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.