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Ros-Lehtinen says she backs Holder contempt vote

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, said she backs fellow House Republicans in their effort to subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder.

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee may vote next week to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide subpoenaed documents in what's known as the "Fast and Furious" gun operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The vote is scheduled for next Wednesday. (Ros-Lehtinen is not on the committee.)

Here's her statement: "I support the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s vote to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress.  Mr. Holder has not been forthcoming nor cooperative in the Committee’s efforts to find out what exactly occurred with the disastrous ‘Fast and Furious’ program that put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

‘Fast and Furious’ also led to the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed by a weapon lost in this failed operation. His family is looking for justice to be served and asking for those responsible to be held accountable.

Mr. Holder continues to stonewall Congress about this operation. This is a serious charge, and the Justice Department must come clean."