Issa: Gunrunner decisions were made in DC

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has again stated his belief that the decision to “walk” guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels was not a made be rogue agents at ATF field offices in the Southwest. That decision came from Washington DC

Issa reaffirmed his certainty that the decision to allow guns to “walk” into Mexico was one made in Washington, not in border cities or local ATF offices as DOJ officials have contended.

“We’re not done but what we do know is that the decision for this was not made in Tucson or El Paso or anywhere else,” he said. “It was made in Washington.”

Congressman Issa compared the Gunrunner cover-up to the Iran-Contra cover-up of the 1980s. “This looks an awful lot like Iran Contra… When a government agency makes a mistake they stall, delay and cover up. That’s what’s happening here.”