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Napolitano Doesn’t Know If Touted Weapon Seizures Include Guns from Fast and Furious

July 27th 2012   ·   25 Comments

Republicans will not allow Operation Fast & Furious to fade away, despite Democrat and media efforts to sweep the DOJ’s gun-running scandal under the rug. During a July 19 hearing Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz asked Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano if weapons seized at the border were part of Fast & Furious.

In her opening statement, Secretary Napolitano boasted about how many weapons have been seized by federal agents.

“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.”

If they’ve seized record amounts of guns at the borders and cannot confirm that any are Fast & Furious guns, where are the weapons from the program? Who has them? And do the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have any method in place to confirm and disclose to Congress when said weapons have been seized at the border?

This hearing, and Napolitano’s testimony, highlight the problems endemic to the Fast & Furious operation–a lack of transparency and accountability when lives are literally on the line thanks to the actions of the federal government.

 

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Readers Comments (25)

  1. she is a dumbass and wouldnt admit it if they are. but thats the liberl government for you. Watch and see when the administration changes holder will be facing charges

  2. Jodi Sanford says:

    Exactly what DOES she know???

  3. She knows only what she is programmed to know and say.

  4. Janeo doesn’t know anything unless barack hussein obummer or holder tells her/ him.

  5. Peter Dvorak says:

    She is Obama’s lap dog. Whatever “Master” says is fine with her. She is not just incompetent, she is ignorant.

  6. Dan Paulsen says:

    It plain to me the she doesn’t know enough to hold the job she’s in. This is one STUPID woman.

  7. she’s a liberal who supports obama, she’s corrupt. The only way to heal America is to remove Liberals/democrats from power. Period.

  8. I dont know is code word for I dont want to get caught lieing….

  9. She would not know her head from a hole in the ground. What an ignorant idiot.

  10. That’s because she is a totally stupid moron, just like her boss. She has NO idea of what her job entails or how to do it. Was the same as governor of Arizona. A totally braindead moron.

  11. When you are morally bankrupt like this dyke – it sort of oozes to the brain as well.

  12. She is one of the dumbest people I have ever seen. She truly does not have a clue. Some people act as though they are clueless but really aren’t but she defies cluelessness!!!!

  13. She is out of touch now AND was when she was governor!

  14. Question — What does she KNOW ???

  15. She doesn’t know much, does she?!?!

  16. Nice to know she’s on top of things

  17. There doesn’t seem to be much this woman does know. Exactly why is she still in charge of homeland security? I guess that’s the point though, cover.

  18. a pure political idealogue appointee.the most ignorant person to hold that post in my lifetime.

  19. She doesn’t know diddly squat about homeland security. Wonder what she did for obama to get her job.

  20. She was ignorant as my governor and is more so now

  21. does she know Jack??doubt it

  22. ……….she doesn’t know day from night!……..





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