John Boehner: All Options on Table for ‘Fast and Furious’ Investigation
(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner said “all options are on the table” when asked if the House would move to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt should he refuse to fully comply with the ongoing congressional investigation into the “Fast and Furious” operation.
“We want to hold everyone at the Department of Justice and the administration accountable for what happened or what didn’t happen in ‘Fast and Furious.’ All options are on the table,” Boehner said Friday in an interview for This Week to air in full this Sunday.
The House GOP leadership sent a letter to Holder Friday that cited a “lack of full cooperation from the Department of Justice” in terms of the current investigation. ABC News’ John Parkinson reported that the letter was sent after a group of freshmen GOP representatives urged Speaker Boehner to bring a Contempt of Congress resolution to the House floor for a vote.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, however, dismissed the idea that Holder may be in contempt.
“I don’t believe he’s in contempt of Congress. No,” Pelosi said in a This Week interview. “My understanding is that the attorney general has handed over … thousands of paperwork on the -- ‘Fast and Furious,’ that some that is withheld relates to criminal prosecution and other -- whether -- executive privilege or whatever. But whatever he can hand over, I think he should.”
Interviews with both Boehner and Pelosi will air Sunday on This Week.
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