Holder statement on House contempt vote

Holder statement on House contempt vote – The following is Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement, as released by the Justice Department, following a House vote finding him in contempt of Congress: “Today’s vote is the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided — and politically motivated — investigation during an election year. By advancing it over the past year and a half, Congressman Issa and others have focused on politics over public safety. Instead of trying to correct the problems that led to a series of flawed law enforcement operations, and instead of helping us find ways to better protect the brave law enforcement officers, like Agent Brian Terry, who keep us safe — they have led us to this unnecessary and unwarranted outcome.”