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McHenry Statement on Draft Oversight Committee Contempt Resolution for Attorney General Eric Holder on Fast and Furious

Hickory - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) issued the following statement on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa's release of a staff briefing paper and draft of the contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for stonewalling the American people during the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious:

"The American people have a right to know the truth about deadly Operation Fast and Furious and deserve accountability from the Obama Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder.  But for far too long, the Attorney General has refused to cooperate with our Congressional investigation and instead chosen to carry out a campaign of stonewalling, half-truths and outright lies.  I have reviewed Chairman Issa's briefing paper and contempt of Congress resolution and fully support its findings.  I will encourage Chairman Issa and the Oversight Committee to move forward with the contempt resolution as soon as possible."  

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