WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announcement that the committee will consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to fully comply with the investigation into operation “Fast and Furious”:
"As Attorney General Holder has acknowledged, 'Fast and Furious' was a fundamentally flawed operation. Despite repeated opportunities, the Department of Justice has refused to cooperate with the requests made by Congress for information surrounding the operation. Congress can no longer wait. Assuming Attorney General Holder continues to stonewall, we will have no choice but to hold him in contempt for his failure to provide the documents necessary to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again. I thank Chairman Issa and the Oversight Committee for their dedication and vigilance on this issue."