Republicans Step Up Pressure on Holder as More Details Surface on ‘Fast and Furious’

Congressional Republicans once again are turning up the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder, asking more questions about whether he had a role in the controversial anti-gunrunning operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

The new inquiry comes from Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. Despite recent personnel changes at the Justice Department, Smith told Holder in a letter Friday the department cannot “pin this scandal on a few individuals and expect it to be forgotten.”

“Fast and Furious was a result of systemic problems at the ATF. Congressional interest will continue until we fully understand who authorized the failed program,” Smith said.

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