Fox Nation 'Colossal Failure in Leadership': Fox Nation's 'Outgunned' Looks at 'Fast & Furious' Scandal
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In the new Fox Nation special "Outgunned," Katie Pavlich takes a closer look at former Attorney General Eric Holder and the "Fast & Furious" scandal, in which a strategic gun-running operation allegedly caused the deaths of several innocent people -- including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
On May 3, 2011, Holder testified before a congressional committee led by then-Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and he claimed he only recently learned of the operation.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said the DOJ had been "careless in authorizing the sale of thousands of guns to straw purchasers."
Several law enforcement officials testified to Congress as well, including former ATF Agent Olindo Casa, who said he became aware of a "straw purchase" of ten pistols, followed the purchaser and noted that he transferred the guns to an "unknown individual."
Casa said he did not understand why, given the situation, he was told to "stand down" and not interdict the exchange.
Another former agent, Peter Forcelli, said the operation was a "colossal failure in leadership" and that "walking a single gun is an idiotic move."
"We were giving guns to people who were killing other humans," he said.
Holder, though under pressure from Republicans, did not resign.
He later became the first sitting cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress.
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