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Franks Calls for Holder Resignation Following Contempt Vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) released the following statement after today's 255-67 House vote in favor of holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his handling of Operation Fast and Furious:
"Today was a momentous one for the Obama Administration. Mere hours after the Supreme Court upheld Mr. Obama's government takeover of the American healthcare industry -- a policy amounting to the largest tax increase in American history (according to today's Supreme Court decision), Mr. Obama's own attorney general became the first ever to be held in contempt of Congress.
"Having overseen an incomprehensibly flawed operation that has led to an estimated death tally in excess of 200, this Administration owes clear, straight answers to the many who have suffered as a result of their gifting thousands of guns to violent drug cartels. But instead of coming clean, this Administration has clearly stonewalled and covered up vital documents, something I personally witnessed when I and other Judiciary Committee members questioned Mr. Holder late last year.
"Reflecting on today's vote to hold Mr. Holder accountable, I note that the only appropriate response to the stunning mishandling of Operation Fast and Furious is Mr. Holder's prompt resignation from the post he has executed in such a spectacularly damaging fashion."