That started in 2006 under the Bush administration. The plan was to allow 2000 assault rifles to get into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels so we could then track the guns. Only about 700 of the guns were recovered.
The ones that got away have been used in the killing of hundreds and maybe thousands of people south of the border. In 2010 border patrol agent Brian Terry was shot to death with a Fast And Furious gun.
It was then that congress started demanding answers from the justice department.
You will hear that this is all about politics. It is more about Brian Terry and the Fast and Furious mass murder in Mexico. The inquiry started long before this election
The Obama administration has released thousands of documents about Fast And Furious, but congress wants communications from the past two years. That is what attorney general Eric Holder refuses to give up.
President Obama has issued executive privilege to protect the documents. Meaning the White House is involved and Attorney General Eric Holder is being held in contempt of congress by the investigative committee.
It seems they have something to hide, so a story that very few were talking about, now everyone is talking about.
Including the parents of Brian Terry who released a statement that reads:
"Our son lost his life protecting this nation. It is very disappointing that we are now faced with an administration that seems more concerned with protecting themselves rather than revealing the truth."
The Terry family deserves full disclosure. We all do.