Statement of Rep. Maloney on possible Contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Holder

Jun 13, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, today issued the following statement on the scheduling of a vote next week holding Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress:

"The announcement of a contempt charge against Attorney General Holder by Chairman Issa is what we have come to expect from the Committee's majority.

"Let's be clear: Attorney General Holder has appeared before the committee (and other committees) nine times, approved numerous transcribed interviews of Department employee, and has provided thousands of pages of documents. New policies and staff have been put in place at ATF, and those responsible for Fast and Furious have left their jobs through transfer or resignation.  

"It is my understanding that discussions have occurred to resolve this documents dispute, and to announce a contempt vote as those discussions are ongoing perhaps suggests that the majority doesn't truly desire a resolution."