WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) released the following statement today regarding the scheduled vote by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with investigations into Operation: Fast and Furious.
“No man is above the law, and that includes the highest lawyer in the land. Attorney General Holder has repeatedly failed to supply Congress with the full truth behind the flawed ‘Fast and Furious’ operation that was planned and executed under his authority. By doing so, he has insulted the American people as a whole and in particular the family of Border Agent Brian Terry, whose life was tragically taken as result of the operation’s failure. I offer my strongest support to Chairman Issa and his committee for seeking truth and justice from this horrific scandal and urge Attorney General Holder to at last come forward with the facts before the House has to take necessary action and place him in contempt.”