The full House of Representatives will vote on the contempt resolution next week.
Two years ago then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had this to say about the Obama regime: "This is the most transparent administration in the history of our country." Look for it at 2:45 in the video.
Earlier today the White House claimed executive privilege over those Fast and Furious documents--which is not transparent of them.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a member of the Oversight Committee, issued this statement about this afternoon's vote:
"Many questions have been left unanswered for too long,” said Walsh. "For too long Attorney General Holder has demonstrated a lack of accountability and concern. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s family deserves answers, the whistleblowers deserve vindication, and the American people demand someone be held accountable.Technorati tags: politics news yes we can Republican gop fast and furious Congress Democrats
"Chairman Issa has displayed great leadership and patience throughout this investigation. However, the Attorney General has refused to explain the rationale behind a reckless Administration policy that led to the deaths of American border patrol agents. I do not take this action lightly, and I think it is regretful that it has reached this point. All of this could have been avoided if the Attorney General provided the documents needed to conduct this investigation. Operation Fast and Furious was a tragic mistake."
In November, Walsh led a letter with 39 of his colleagues calling for Attorney General Holder;s immediate resignation. Recently, Walsh urged Chairman Darrell Issa to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt for his failure to comply with the October 2011 subpoena.