KENTUCKY (6/29/12) - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement on today’s vote in the House of Representatives on a resolution to hold United States Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. The House acted after Holder refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for documents relating to the Obama Administration’s failed “Fast and Furious” program.
“I find the actions of Attorney General Eric Holder unacceptable, and while I regret the House had to take this step, I believe it was necessary to do so.
“The Attorney General should immediately hand over all documents requested by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in connection with his failed “Fast and Furious” program.
“The Attorney General should be working with Congress, and not hampering Congress, to fully investigate “Fast and Furious.” Lives were lost due to this very flawed program, including the life of Brian Terry, a United States Border Patrol Agent.
“It is time for the President to stop protecting the questionable actions of his Attorney General, and instruct Mr. Holder to turn over the documents covered in the Congressional subpoena. The American people deserve answers, particularly the Terry family.”
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