Rep. Walsh to Chairman Issa: We Must Hold Holder in Contempt

From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)…

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) met with Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and urged him to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of an October 12, 2011 subpoena. After more than a year of investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice has failed to produce numerous subpoenaed documents to the committee.

Walsh stated: “Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s family deserves answers, the whistleblowers deserve vindication, and the American people demand someone be held accountable. The Department of Justice has been dragging their feet for over a year and continues to remain uncooperative with our investigation. Their refusal to turn over critical documents is absolutely unacceptable.

“After meeting with Chairman Darrell Issa and reviewing the contempt report, I feel that the Department of Justice has left the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with no other option than to move forward with a contempt citation. Lives were lost as a direct result of this botched operation—both American and Mexican lives. The American people need answers, and if Attorney General Holder continues to refuse to cooperate with our investigation, then he must be held in contempt.”

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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