By Seth Stern on June 11, 2012
via BUSINESS WEEK
A U.S. House panel will consider on June 20 whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents from a federal gun investigation.
The Oversight and Government Reform Committee scheduled a vote because the Justice Department hasn’t fully cooperated with a congressional probe of Fast and Furious, a law enforcement operation that allowed illegal U.S. weapons purchases to wind up in Mexico, said the panel’s chairman, Darrell Issa, a California Republican, in a statement.
Republicans have repeatedly criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the operation. Holder has said the tactics used by law enforcement were inappropriate. The operation targeted Mexican drug cartels between 2009 and January 2011 and allowed more than 2,000 guns to be carried away.