Today, Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives approving a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to produce documents specified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's October 12, 2011 subpoena. Turner is a senior member of the committee which has broad oversight and investigational responsibility.
"Attorney General Holder has had a number of opportunities to turn over the documents as requested by the Oversight Committee. However, while taxpayers and Congress have repeatedly asked for answers, the Attorney General has failed to provide them. Today's vote is another unfortunate event in a series which has resulted in only more unanswered questions about what occurred during Operation Fast and Furious and the death of a federal law enforcement officer."