House Speaker John Boehener, who has reportedly slowed down efforts to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, issued this press release regarding the House investigation into the botched ATF operation named Fast and Furious:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder this morning demanding full cooperation with the ongoing investigation into the “Fast and Furious” operation and the death of Border Agent Brian Terry.
The letter states that the Department of Justice has not sufficiently complied with a Congressional subpoena seeking answers on the operation, and questions whether false information that was provided – and later withdrawn – was “was part of a broader effort by your Department to obstruct a Congressional investigation.”
“The Terry family deserves to know the truth about the circumstances that led to Agent Terry’s murder,” write the Congressional leaders. And “the American people deserve to know how such a fundamentally flawed operation could have continued for so long and have a full accounting of who knew of and approved an operation that placed weapons in the hands of drug cartels.”
Read the full letter here.