Republicans Hand Attorney General Contempt Citation

Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) made the following statement today after he joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives and voted to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Holder has been stonewalling Congress for several months and refusing to submit documents crucial to the investigation over the Fast & Furious scandal.

Schweikert said:

“It is a sad day when the House of Representatives is forced to cast a vote finding our country’s top legal official in contempt of Congress.

“However, because of the stonewalling, lies, and concealed facts by this administration, we have been left with no other option.

“We were promised the most open and transparent Administration when President Obama took office. Though he may have intended to ‘drain the swamp,’ he has since converted it into a cesspool.

“It is time to stop the lies. Brian Terry’s family and the American people deserve 100 percent of the truth.”

Terry was a Border Patrol agent killed by Mexican drug cartel members with a gun supplied by the U.S. government.

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