Eric Holder: "Fast & Furious" Guns will be Around for Years

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Attorney General Eric Holder was back on Capitol Hill Thursday to testify about the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation. He said those guns will be showing up at crime scenes for years to come.

Holder called the operation, in which agents allowed illegally purchased guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels but then lost track of them, "inexcusable" and "wholly unacceptable."

He admitted to the House Judiciary Committee that we will be seeing the effects of it for years.

"Although the 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," he said. "Guns lost during this operation will continue to show up at crime scenes on both sides of the border." 

Holder also said that he didn't lie about when he learned about Fast and Furious. He had previously testified that he only found out about it days before that testimony. However memos addressed to him dated months earlier that included details of the operation later surfaced: