Friday, December 9, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious LXXXVI

Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA 'radicals'

Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson accused the tea party movement and the National Rifle Association of creating an "manufactured" controversy over Operation Fast and Furious Thursday. Johnson's comments came during an interview with The Daily Caller outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Attorney General Eric Holder was testifying before the committee about Fast and Furious -- a Justice Department program where Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents facilitated the sale of about 2,000 guns to Mexican drug cartels.

Read About It: The Daily Caller

Holder: Operation Fast and Furious effects seen for years

Guns lost in the Operation Fast and Furious anti firearms trafficking operation will show up at crime scenes for years, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. "Although the [Justice] Department has taken steps to ensure that such tactics are never used again, it is an unfortunate reality that we will continue to feel the effects of this flawed operation for years to come," Holder said in opening remarks to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday. "Guns lost during this operation will continue to show up at crime scenes on both sides of the border."

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