Just moments ago the House Oversight Committee decided in a 23-17 vote that Attorney General Eric Holder Will be held in contempt of Congress. Republicans are claiming that the Department of Justice and more specifically attorney general Holder has refused to to hand over documents involving "operation fast and furious" (click the link below to get the back story). Here's what Holder had to say about the vote.
" Simply put, any claims that the Justice Department has been unresponsive to requests for information are untrue. From the beginning, Chairman Issa and certain members of the Committee have made unsubstantiated allegations first, then scrambled for facts to try to justify them later. That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous Administration."The Republicans are doing what they do best and that is shamelessly politicking. This is political theater at it's greatest and with four months till the election I'm sure the best is yet to come.
Operation Fast And Furious