House GOP leaders to pursue plan to hold Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department in contempt for ‘stonewalling’ them over Fast and Furious information, as Holder claims they are cooperating with investigators.
Darrell Issa: Lawmakers give Holder deadline on Fast & Furious demands
Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious…
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution.
“We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif.
The news of the document and the extended meeting in Boehner’s office was reported first by The Los Angeles Times.
“We have issued a subpoena,” Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a member of the oversight committee, said earlier on Fox News. “We have bent over backwards to be patient and take time. (Holder) is leading us down a path where we have no other choice.”
They have until Memorial Day to Comply:
The resolution, if approved by the GOP-led House, could force Holder to release thousands of pages of documents related to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ program.