Frustrated by more than a year of stonewalling from the Obama/Holder Justice Department on its probe into the Fast and Furious scandal, the US House of Representatives approved an amendment to slash staff salaries until the department gives a full accounting of its deadly gunrunning operation. Fast and Furious has been implicated in the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, as well over 300 citizens of Mexico. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, slashes department salaries by $1,000,000.
“Congress has been patient – indeed too patient in my judgment – with the Department of Justice and its failure to comply with the lawful request for the production of documents,” said Rep. Gowdy.
The House is also working on a separate measure that would hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his department’s failure to cooperate with the House investigation into the Fast and Furious operation.