Statement From Representative Hochul On Attorney General Holder Contempt Vote

Statement From Representative Hochul On Attorney General Holder Contempt Vote – The following is a statement from Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) after the House of Representatives today voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress: “We can all agree that the Fast and Furious operation was ill-conceived and the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was an avoidable tragedy. Now, our objective must be to evaluate the facts and work to prevent such an event from ever happening again,” said Hochul. “At a time when our country is facing significant economic challenges, it’s disappointing that both parties have, yet again, become distracted by Washington politics.  The people of Western New York deserve a transparent government, regardless of which party is in control.  Congress has a constitutional responsibility to exercise appropriate oversight, and I believe Attorney General Eric Holder should fully disclose the documents requested and allow this issue to be resolved.”