Twice in the past week, Attorney General Eric Holder faced very tough questioning from House and Senate committees probing the “Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal. Republicans on both panels demanded his resignation or at least much greater compliance in turning over subpoenaed documents to investigators.
Rep. Blake Farenthold is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and called for Holder’s resignation months ago. Farenthold tells us why lawmakers have little choice but to approve a contempt citation but also explains how such a step could still be preventable.
“Congress has the constitutional authority to investigate the other agencies of government,” Farenthold told WND. “We are the watchdogs of the taxpayer’s money and we have the right to know how that money is being spent and to conduct oversight over the government.”
Farenthold says the paper trail makes it very clear Holder has stonewalled and misled Congress. And in an ironic twist, Farenthold reveals a contempt citation would trigger a Justice Department investigation of its own boss.