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McHenry Statement on Approval of Holder Contempt Report

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) issued the following statement after voting to approve the Oversight and Government Reform Committee report finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in light of his refusal to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious:

"The public has a right to know the truth about Operation Fast and Furious. Unfortunately the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder haven't provided anything close. It's both outrageous and deeply saddening for a government official to act with such disregard for the American people and the family of Agent Brian Terry. The American people expect justice but have instead seen nothing but obstruction and intimidation from Attorney General Holder."

The Committee today approved the finding of contempt on a vote of 23 to 17.

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