The U.S. Border Security Council is lending its voice to a growing chorus of Americans demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder be held in contempt of Congress.
A Contempt of Congress citation is currently being reviewed by House Republican leaders fed up with Holder’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal.
Holder has promised to cooperate with Congressional inquiries, however, so far he has not turned over all the records his department has concerning the government drug-running scandal that resulted in the death of a Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry.
“Enough is enough,” says Council National Spokesman Steve LeBlanc, “Eric Holder is deliberately trying to cover up his role in Fast and Furious and is stonewalling the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee. If this isn’t contempt of Congress, I don’t know what is. The House needs to move on this citation and at least start to try to hold Holder accountable.”
The Attorney General has so far failed to comply with all twenty-two categories of Congress’ subpoena requesting documents related to Fast and Furious.
U.S. Representatives Ben Quayle of Arizona, Tim Griffin of Arkansas, Sandy Adams of Florida, Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, Dennis Ross of Florida and Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, all freshmen on the House Judiciary Committee has asked House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor to move as quickly as possible to bring the contempt of Congress resolution to the House floor for a vote soon.
“Eric Holder really needs to be impeached and removed from office,” LeBlanc says. “Over one hundred-twenty members of the House have now publicly called for his resignation, He has no regard for the laws of the United States and the American people lost faith in him years ago if they every trusted him at all. The Council supports passage of contempt charges against Holder as the first step towards removing him from office. And we urge all our supporters across America to tell that their own elected representatives. Eric Holder must go.”