Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cornyn Amendment to End 'Fast and Furious' Passes with Unanimous, Bipartisan Support

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former state Attorney General, today issued this statement after his amendment to bar taxpayer funds from being used by the Justice Department to conduct gun-walking programs similar to “Fast and Furious” passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate:

"Today's bipartisan effort is just the first step towards ensuring that such a foolish operation can never be repeated by our own law enforcement. The onus is now on Attorney General Holder to hear not just today's bipartisan call for answers, but the American people's demands that Washington be held accountable."

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.

Below is the full text of Sen. Cornyn’s amendment:

No funds made available under this Act shall be used to allow the knowing transfer of firearms to agents of drug cartels where law enforcement personnel of the United States do not continuously monitor or control such firearms at all times.
Please bookmark!

No comments:

Post a Comment