Grassley to Holder: ‘Come Clean’ or Force ‘Conflict’ Over Contempt Resolution
May 3, 2012 - 10:45 am
The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee told Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement today that he has the choice to “come clean” or force “conflict” over the draft contempt resolution on Operation Fast and Furious.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) congratulated House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for moving forward with his case for a contempt of Congress resolution against Holder.
“The Attorney General and the Justice Department are thumbing their nose at the constitutional authority provided to the legislative branch to conduct oversight,” Grassley said.
“The Attorney General is facing a real test of leadership here. He has a choice to make. He can force the department to come clean, or he can force a high-stakes political conflict between the legislative and executive branches,” the senator added.
“It’s past time to hold accountable those public officials responsible for our own government’s role in walking guns into the hands of criminals. The family of Agent Terry deserves more than what they’re getting from this administration.”