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Ross Statement on Attorney General Holder Contempt Vote


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott issued the following statement after the United States House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Statement by U.S. Congressman Mike Ross:

"I believe the people of Arkansas and our nation deserve answers to questions regarding the unsuccessful "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-tracking program. I recognize that holding the Attorney General in contempt of Congress is a serious and significant action, but in this case, it is necessary because the failures resulted in the loss of the life of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. That fact alone requires a full and transparent investigation, which is not possible if documents are withheld. I voted in favor of holding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress as Congress must have the opportunity to review all related documents to ensure this doesn't happen again."

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