Schiff Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Sixth Congressional Testimony on "Gun Walking" Investigation



Thursday, February 02, 2012

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Schiff Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder’s Sixth Congressional Testimony on “Gun Walking” Investigation

Washington, D.C.– Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement reacting to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder:

“What began as a legitimate investigation into the tragically flawed strategy begun under the last Administration of walking guns, has now degenerated into a pointless rehashing of the same ground already covered, the same questions already asked, and the same politically motivated attacks already made on the Attorney General,” said Schiff. “The one sound decision made in holding today's hearing was to have it on Groundhog Day, an irony that one could appreciate more if the hearing weren't such a lamentable waste of time. When the current Majority decides to focus on constructive ways to crack down on gun trafficking and stem the tide of violence on our border and in Mexico, it will find that there is a great deal that can be accomplished.”