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Cornyn Response to Discovery of “Fast and Furious” Weapons in Texas

Released by Senator John Cornyn's Office:

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former state Attorney General, today responded to reports that firearms traced to the alleged "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation also turned up along the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso, in addition to Phoenix: 

"Attorney General Holder and Justice Department officials have refused to come clean on this ill-advised and reckless operation that sadly has had grave consequences for our own law enforcement. 

"Mr. Holder owes Texans a full accounting of any alleged gun-walking scheme based in our state, and I refuse to stand by as this Administration tries to take a page from the old Washington playbook and sweep this under the rug with an election fast approaching." 

Sen. Cornyn has previously sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers following other press reports of alleged Texas-based gun-walking programs similar to the "Fast and Furious" operation currently being investigated by Congressional lawmakers.

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