Cornyn to press Holder on alleged Texas gun operation
POSTED: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 7:46am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:22am
Washington — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is set to confront U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday about allegations of a Texas-based gun-walking operation similar to the controversial Fast and Furious operation in Arizona that is linked to the 2010 murder of a U.S. border patrol agency.
Cornyn and Holder are set to meet at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where the Republican lawmaker “hopes that Attorney General Holder will finally come clean on what he knew and exactly when he knew it, and reassure him unequivocally that his department never engaged in gun-walking tactics in Texas,” said spokesman Drew Brandewie in an e-mail to The Texas Tribune.