Drug Kingpin had "Fast & Furious" Guns; Should Eric Holder Resign?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Some of the guns the government lost track of as part of the highly criticized "Fast and Furious" operation have turned up in the possession of a Mexican drug cartel leader, as calls intensify for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down over the scandal.

The Daily Mail reports that some of the guns were part of an arsenal found in April in a secret room in the home of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, leader of the murderous Sinaloa drug cartel in Juarez, Mexico.

"These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there," a government source told the Los Angeles Times. "But that's only how many we know came through Texas. Hundreds more had to get through."

It's believed some 2,000 guns were allowed to be illegally sold in the U.S. and then shipped down to Mexico. The plan was to arrest the cartel members when they received the guns, but the government lost track of 1,400 of them after they crossed the border. 

Meantime Rep. Darrell Issa is demanding answers from Holder, who told Congress in May that he only learned of the operation a few weeks prior to his testimony. However, memos have emerged that suggest Holder knew about it much earlier than that. Issa spoke on Fox News on Sunday: