Attorney General Eric Holder Held In Contempt

The House of Representatives has held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This is the first time a Cabinet member has been successfully been held in contempt. The move was largely symbolic because any court action will take years. Most Democrats did not vote, and almost all Republicans voted for it. The criminal and civil contempt votes stemmed from the Fast and Furious program. In the program, guns were tracked and some landed in drug cartel hands. Several of the guns were used to kill Border Agent Brian Terry. Rep. Darrell Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform committee took Attorney General Eric Holder to task about the program. When Attorney General Eric Holder refused to release some documents, the committee began the proceedings. The committee vote and the House vote, were both decided by party lines. Republicans are happier with this done, and Democrats attack it as nothing more than political move in an election year.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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