Holder rejects GOP assertions on Fast and Furious at House hearing
June 7th, 2012
06:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Holder rejects GOP assertions on Fast and Furious at House hearing

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday withstood a four-hour grilling dominated by Republican House members seeking to lay blame on Holder for a botched gun-smuggling sting operation.

But in his seventh congressional hearing on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Operation Fast and Furious, Holder left largely unscathed after standing by previous claims he knew nothing about the flawed tactics until early last year.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. EricMD

    Ah...change we can believe in!

    June 7, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Donkey Party

    GOP witch-hunt. If the GOP wants to go after REAL criminals, they should haul in Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Bush.

    June 7, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  3. Mr 1% the "VULTURE CAPITALIST BUSINESSMAN" will outsource all the poor, disabled, unemployed and elderly, to China and sell America to the highest bidder!

    Just go and do what the shrub's AG, Alberto Gonzalez did, and say "I do not recall".

    Or just do what Myers and Rove did and say "executive privilege" prevents you from testifying.

    It worked for the GOP and they have now set the precedence.

    June 7, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  4. zulu

    What they want him to do confess to something the Bush Administration started, what they fail to realize is this is 2012, black are not gonna be intimidated into confessing to something they didn't do like days gone by, we are way past that stage.

    June 7, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Will the Republicans in the House ever do any work to actually help America get jobs or recover from the recession? It's ironic they are dealing with an issue caused by guns flowing too freely – the same radicals who'd sell them in vending machines if they could.

    June 7, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  6. sonnie3

    This holder guy is not leveling with the America. He has lots to hide and is in a corner. The truth will come out.

    June 7, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  7. amf140

    How much more guilty can this guy be? He knows a lot but is trying to save his own skin. Progressives haven't a clue on how to be accountable for their actions.

    June 8, 2012 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  8. Marry

    GOP/TP at work! What a circus! It is time they go!

    June 8, 2012 04:48 am at 4:48 am |