Today, after a lengthy amount of testimony among committee members and numerous attempts at Democrat amendments & other delaying tactics, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa has finally accomplished sending a contempt of Congress order to the U.S. House of Representatives for Attorney General Eric Holder's continued obstruction of justice in withholding thousands of vital documents pertaining to the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation. The vote passed 23-17.
Contempt proceedings have been accessible at the House Oversight Committee's website throughout the day.
Now this order goes to the House for a vote. Don't you dare screw it up, John Boehner!
ADDENDUM: Hard line? Boehner says the House contempt vote will take place next week, unless...
TheMiamiHerald: House Speaker john Boehner says Americans deserve the truth about a failed gunsmuggling investigation, and insists the House will hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress unless additional documents are turned over.
Boehner has scheduled a contempt-of-Congress vote next week. The Ohio Republican says the president's decision to assert executive privilege shows the administration covered up the truth.
Umm, Speaker, if you're acknowledging that they are covering something up, the AG should be held in contempt of Congress at this late date, regardless of whatever he does or doesn't produce. I repeat, John Boehner, don't screw this up!