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Rep. Adams: "The Choice to Holder is Clear -- Provide Documents or Face Contempt Charges"

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Yesterday, Representative Sandy Adams (FL-24) and her freshmen colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives requesting the House commence contempt of Congress hearings for Attorney General Eric Holder's failure to produce congressionally subpoenaed documents related to the Fast and Furious investigation. Today, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa met their request in a letter to AG Holder.

"Yesterday my colleagues and I clearly articulated why AG Holder should face contempt charges for failure to comply with Congressional document requests," said Adams. "The House leadership's action today backs up our claims that action must be taken, and sends a clear message to the Attorney General that if the documents requested are not forthcoming, contempt charges will commence in the coming weeks. This action by House leadership and Chairman Issa states unequivocally that stonewalling Congress will be met with action. While I continue to believe contempt proceedings should commence immediately, this leadership letter puts AG Holder on notice that the House is finished playing games and will take action to complete the oversight Americans and the Terry family demand and deserve."


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