The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has set up a vote next week on a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to comply with a House investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.
The action has been contemplated for weeks, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threw his support behind the politically-sensitive move in a statement on Monday.
“The Justice Department is out of excuses,” Boehner said. “Either the Justice Department turns over the information requested, or Congress will have no choice but to move forward with holding the Attorney General in contempt for obstructing an ongoing investigation.”
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