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Holder Contempt Vote

By Jay Sekulow1340981327000

The contempt vote in the House against the Attorney General Holder underscores the serious nature of his refusal to cooperate with subpoenas issued to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious.

The vote sends a powerful message - there are consequences to stonewalling and to providing false and misleading information to Congress. And it clears the way for this issue to be addressed in the courts. The fact is the Department of Justice provided the Congressional committee with a letter that was incorrect as a matter of law and incorrect as a matter of fact.

In an interview on FOX News today, I told Megyn Kelly the contempt vote is clearly warranted. In the past few weeks, we have heard from some 65,000 Americans who are demanding that Attorney General step down.

The Attorney General has no one to blame but himself. The American people deserve an Attorney General who serves as the nation's top law enforcement officer, not an Attorney General who puts politics ahead of the rule of law.

6.29.2012 Update: The House of Representatives voted by overwhelming margins, including a number of Democrats, to hold AG Holder in contempt of Congress.  In a bipartisan vote, the criminal contempt citation passed 255-67 and the civil contempt citation passed 258-95.

Jay Sekulow



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