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Rep Walberg Votes to Hold AG Eric Holder in Contempt

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, Rep Walberg voted in support of holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have failed to turn over documents related to the botched Fast & Furious operation. During the sting, more than 2,000 guns wound up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, two of which turned up at the scene of the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent and Michigan native, Brian Terry. The Department of Justice has obstructed the House investigation of this matter and refused to comply with a Congressional subpoena.

"Today's vote is not a vote we wanted to take, but a necessary one to move us one step closer to providing Brian Terry's family with answers as to why their son was murdered by guns that were allowed to "walk" into the hands of criminals.

Despite numerous opportunities, the Department of Justice has refused to cooperate with requests made by Congress for information surrounding the operation. The president further stonewalled the investigation by recently claiming executive privilege over certain Fast & Furious documents and blatantly disregarding the process of checks and balances.

Brian Terry's family deserves answers and we'll do everything we can to provide them," commented Rep. Walberg following the vote.


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