PICKET: Boehner - Justice Dept Out of Excuses on 'Fast & Furious’

← return to Water Cooler

House Speaker John Boehner’s office released the statement below regarding the contempt charge vote against Attorney General Eric Holder over his failure to fully comply with a House Committee subpoena demanding more information on the botched ATF gun walking operation “Fast and Furious.” The House Oversight Committee, according to CBS, will be voting on the contempt charge on June 20. :

Boehner: Justice Dept Out of Excuses on ‘Fast & Furious’ 

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced the committee will consider next week a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to fully comply with the investigation into operation “Fast and Furious”: 


“The Justice Department is out of excuses. Congress has given Attorney General Holder more than enough time to fully cooperate with its investigation into ‘Fast and Furious,’ and to help uncover the circumstances regarding the death of Border Agent Brian Terry. Agent Terry’s family, the whistleblowers who brought this issue to light, and the American people deserve answers. Either the Justice Department turns over the information requested, or Congress will have no choice but to move forward with holding the Attorney General in contempt for obstructing an ongoing investigation.”

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-

UPDATE: Attorney General Holder was seen Monday morning entering the Washington Hilton Hotel by way of the presidential garage entrance in an effort to avoid the waiting media. The hotel built the entrance after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and is now used by all U.S. presidents.

← return to Water Cooler

About the Author
Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

Latest Stories

Latest Blog Entries

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like
  • Maureen McDonnell looks on as her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, made a statement on Tuesday after the couple was indicted on corruption charges. (associated press)

    PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014,  shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gesturing as he answers a question during a news conference  at the Statehouse in Trenton.  Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme orchestrated by key aides. The early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will make a case Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically, according to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    BRUCE: Bombastic arrogance or humble determination? Chris Christie’s choice

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Skirting the lane-closure issue

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    LYONS: Benghazi demands a select committee in Congress

  • Happening Now