Eric Holder Found In Contempt of Congress by House Committee
11 months ago
House Committee ignores President Obama's executive privilege.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to find Holder in contempt for failing to provide subpoenaed document.
The leader of the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, said the matter will be sent to the full House for a floor vote to ask the U.S. attorney in Washington D.C. or a special prosecutor to force the Obama administration to provide the documents.
“The committee has uncovered serious wrongdoing by the Justice department,” Issa said of his investigation into Fast and Furious, in which several thousand illegally purchased firearms were circulated on both sides of the Southwest border and many wound up with Mexican drug cartels. “That wrongdoing has cost lives on both sides of the border.”
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), put it on a more personal level and said she was “extremely disgusted” that her committee had come to this. “I am horrified you are going through with this contempt charge,” she said. “This shouldn’t be a witch hunt.”
All 23 Republicans on the panel voted for contempt, and all 17 Democrats against the contempt resolution.
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