Napolitano Doesn't Know If Touted Weapon Seizures Include Guns from Fast and Furious?
“This decrease in apprehensions of those seeking to enter the country illegally, one of the best indicators of illegal immigration attempts, is combined with increased seizures in drugs, weapons, cash and contraband,” said Secretary Napolitano.
Congressman Chaffetz contested that boast with a pointed question.
“The president, yourself, the attorney general have all said that the Southwest border is more secure than it has ever been before,” Mr. Chaffetz said. “In Operation Fast and Furious, the government purposely allowed nearly 2,000 weapons to get into the hands of the drug cartels. How many of those weapons were detained at the border? Any?”
Secretary Napolitano simply replied, “I couldn’t answer that.”
“My understanding is that there hasn't been one single gun from Operation Fast and Furious apprehended by the Homeland Security or any other law enforcement," stated Chaffetz, "other than the two weapons that were found at the scene at the death of Brian Terry. Is there – am I wrong in that?”
Napolitano responded, “I just can’t answer that. I don’t know.”
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