Attorney general offers no apology.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the Justice Department should never have allowed guns to be “walked” to drug smugglers in Mexico as part of its Fast and Furious undercover weapons investigation — saying the operation was “flawed in its concept, as well in its execution.”
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Holder described gun-walking as “unacceptable” and noted that weapons lost to the operation — including hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles — “unfortunately” will be turning up at crime scenes in the United States and Mexico for years to come.
“This should never have happened. And it must never happen again,” he said.
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