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-- the showdown over fast and furious now set to reach a critical point Republicans in the house say they will file like contempt order.
Against Eric Holder if he does not comply with their demands within one month.
Before Memorial Day.
-- reporter will either comply.
Or you'll suffer consequences -- -- -- -- consequence of some in contempt of congress.
Congressman Jason changes on the house oversight committee sir welcome back and good morning to you.
Thanks -- what do you think Erik Cole reciting.
We don't know that we know that we have 80000 documents of which they've only given us about 7000.
We have issued a subpoena we have bent over backwards to be patient and take time.
But you have a dead US Border Patrol agent.
-- thousands of weapons the word knowingly given out by the Department of Justice to the bad guys we gave -- to the criminals.
We have nearly 300 people dead in Mexico and a host of questions that the Department of Justice.
Has never ever answered but we can end this tonight if the Department of Justice will turn over these documents and pulled the senior most officials at the Department of Justice accountable for their -- are you ready to -- Eric Holder in contempt.
Well he's leading it's down a path -- we have no other choice that's what I'm worried about -- other options out there in the table.
But they the committee on oversight -- ice has done a fabulous job and being patient but there is a 46 page document now that happens -- in draft form.
That would hold the attorney general in the department of justice and -- -- is that a warning is that a threat what is that.
That's just the reality.
We can't just issue subpoenas and have them totally ignored by the Department of Justice that's not the way.
The constitution was set up that's the way this country works and it's totally unacceptable we -- We've got to put an end to this and make sure that it never ever happens again and we need to hold people accountable and it was President Obama.
In march of 2011 he sat down and a television interview and promised everybody that he would hold people accountable to date that has not some your colleagues say you've been patient and some that in the judgment -- -- they and they think they've been too patient.
Hello -- almost too lenient it's it is is that true.
Well how long should we have to wait and we literally in the senate brand Terry who was the Border Patrol agent was killed.
Just had a building named after this thing has gone for more than a year we want to put it to rest I would hope that the that the -- White House and wanna put it to rest but.
There's got to be a conclusion of this and they have to provide these documents what holder argues is that there were open criminal investigations at the moment and he was does not want to jeopardize that by appearing in answering questions.
Does that -- Well when nobody wants to -- with those investigations.
But the congress the United States congress is doing an investigation.
Of the Department of Justice we're not trying to interfere with what they're trying to do to -- to prosecute some people.
But they have documents that they must provide to the congress that's why we should subpoena that is the separation of powers that's the way this this country works.
We're being very reasonable we're being very patient but our patience is running out -- -- -- this is the deadline is one month is that hard and fast.
What there has to be a conclusion it's one of several things we have the Department of Justice appropriations coming up we have this contempt order there are lots of things that are fingertips.
But we're here to say we've got that we got it we have to have action from the department suggestions tickets thank you for your time Republican -- -- at all on the -- -- -- -- take --
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