Congressman Labrador reacts to Holder's contempt of Congress

Congressman Labrador reacts to Holder's contempt of Congress

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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Posted on June 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 11:19 AM

BOISE - The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to cite Holder for contempt of Congress. Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, a member of that committee, is called this saga a cover-up. He thinks there are Justice Department documents about Operation Fast and Furious that will answers a lot of Congress' questions.

US Attorney General Eric Holder was under fire in Washington Wednesday. Congress is trying to get documents on the failed Operation Fast and Furious, documents Congressmen say they have tried to get for more than a year. Representative Raul Labrador is one of them.

"He has refused to release all of the documents. He has been telling us that he cannot release some of them," said Labrador

He sits on the Committee for Oversight and Government Reform--the committee that voted to cite Holder for contempt of Congress. Labrador was one of the first to call for Holder's resignation. Wednesday, Labrador voted to put Holder in contempt of Congress.

"We have been working with the attorney general for over a year, trying to get all the documents related to fast and furious. He has refused to release all of the documents," said the Idaho congressman.

Labrador said Congress has some unanswered questions. He called it a cover up and wonders who else was involved.

Attorney General Eric Holder offered to release some documents, and brief House members on some others. But House Republicans say they want to see it all. President Obama invoked Executive privilege to keep those documents from Congress.

The Eric Holder contempt proceeding now moves to the full house floor for consideration.
 

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