(KCEN) -- In Washington members of Congress are now accusing the Justice Department of failing the American people.
That's because of the failed Fast and Furious gun-running operation that put weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
And now there is new information surfacing about where the program went wrong.
The internal report says ATF agents watched as 2,000 guns were purchased in Arizona were smuggled into Mexico.
Many were lost and turned up at crime scenes. Two of them were used in a shoot out that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, "The decision that justified that going on just failed in the primary mission of law enforcement, which was to protect the public."
Fourteen people now face disciplinary action. Two have stepped down.
Republicans had held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt on accusations he covered up the operation.
But Horowitz cleared Holder, who he says didn't know what was going on.