Senator Cornyn Questions AG's Response to 'Fast and Furious'

Republicans continue their investigation of "Operation Fast and Furious," in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF agents were ordered not to intercede as they watched the illicit sales of firearms. Agents hoped to follow the trail of guns, but lost track of about 1,400 of them, including some found at the murder scene of ATF agent Brian Terry.

Senator John Cornyn faults lax oversight by Attorney General Eric Holder.


"Attorney General Holder's office did respond months later to my question specifically about a gun-walking operation that was alleged to have occurred in Houston, Texas, from a Carter's Country gun dealer. I just feel like we're being obstructed at every step of the way."

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Cornyn pressed for — but did not receive — an apology from the attorney general, for the death of the federal agent. Cornyn contends the flawed gun program led to the death.

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Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...