Washington Examiner -- House Republicans say they have run out of patience with the Justice Department over its withholding of documents related to the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious.
The House Oversight and Government reform committee announced Monday that it will vote on a "contempt of Congress" motion against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder "for his failure to produce documents" related to the department's knowledge of Fast and Furious, which the panel subpoenaed in October.
The announcement ends a brief detente between the two branches over Fast and Furious. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, tried to stave off a contempt vote by pressuring the White House directly to turn over thousands of pages of documents, but the Justice Department has not complied.
Aides told The Washington Examiner that the committee’s statement could be a last-ditch effort to get Holder to cough up the documents. The statement includes this line: "If the Attorney General decides to produce these subpoenaed documents, I am confident we can reach agreement on other materials and render the process of contempt unnecessary."
Blog author's comments - This is how long it takes the GOP to lose their patience and do something about Holder? Mine was gone within the first month I found out about 'Fast and Furious.'
Seriously, I don't believe this will work. Eric Holder should have been gone months ago but I think he will survive and keep his job as the Attorney General. Obama has of course been no help, Holder knows too much concerning what Obama has done during his time in office.
The MSM will continue to protect the Obama administration and spin this as an out of control Republican House focused on trying to embarrass Obama in an election year.