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Latino Daily News

Wednesday May 25, 2011

Sen. Grassley Vows to Hold Up All Obama Nominees Until We Know How Mexican Cartels Got U.S. Guns

Sen. Grassley Vows to Hold Up All Obama Nominees Until We Know How Mexican Cartels Got U.S. Guns

Photo: U.S. Guns in Hands of Mexican Cartels

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is unsettled and angry that the Senate and the American people don’t know how U.S. guns got into the hands of Mexican drug cartels via U.S. sponsored programs.

The Iowa Senator is demanding that the Department of Justice unveil details around its ‘Gun Runner’ and ‘Fast and Furious’ programs otherwise he will hold up all of the President’s nominees for government posts. 

These programs were mandated to crush gun-smuggling routes from the U.S.-to-Mexico however approximately 1,300 weapons ended up in the cartels hands – one of those allegedly killing U.S. agent Brian Terry.

Some sources allege federal agents allowed the cartel the guns in hopes of tracing their route into Mexico and that government officials then lost track of them. 

Attorney General Eric Holder has started an internal investigation into the matter but otherwise justice officials are refusing to hand over all documents on the matter since there is a pending investigation.