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.