Operation Fast And Furious
HOW THEY VOTED
Bipartisan Resolution Passes 255-67, Including 17 DemocratsThe U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed last October.
The vote on H.Res. 711, making a finding of contempt, was approved by a vote of 255 to 67.
Seventeen Democrats crossed party lines to join the majority in the finding of contempt against Attorney General Eric Holder.
The House is also scheduled to vote later today on H.Res. 706, authorizing civil action in courts to compel production of subpoenaed documents.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued this statement following passage:
“My message to my colleagues and others who have fought for answers: We are still fighting for the truth and accountability – for the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, for whistleblowers who have faced retaliation, and for countless victims of Operation Fast and Furious in Mexico. Unless President Obama relents to this bipartisan call for transparency and an end to the cover-up, our fight will move to the courts where we will prevail in getting the documents that the Justice Department and President Obama’s flawed assertion of executive privilege have denied the American people.”