King Votes to Hold Eric Holder in Contempt
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a resolution finding attorney Eric Holder in Civil Contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal. The contempt resolution will now be referred to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for enforcement of the subpoena.
"Over the past year and a half, Congress has been investigating the Fast and Furious scandal, and the fallout from the noncompliance of the Department of Justice was felt today in the House of Representatives," said King. "I fully support the resolutions passed on the House floor today. Congress has the Constitutional authority and obligation to provide oversight. To do so, it must have access to information, and its subpoena power is critical to this. Eric Holder is blocking the same justice he was appointed to uphold - and only time will tell exactly how President Obama was involved."