House To Hold Contempt Vote On Attorney General
(Washington, DC) – The House votes today on whether to cite
Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress. Republican
leaders are pushing the vote in an ongoing dispute over documents on
Operation Fast & Furious, a botched ATF gun-walking operation. The
White House has invoked an executive privilege claim over the disputed
documents. Fast and Furious was designed to trace U.S. weapons to
Mexican drug cartels, but ATF lost track of thousands of the firearms.
Some were later linked to the 2010 shooting death of U.S. Border
Patrol Agent Brian Terry.