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This country should be embarrassed by what's happening -- fast and furious.
My challenge to members on both sides of the out is to stand -- -- have the integrity.
To state that we have a dead US -- We have a Department of Justice that lied to congress where the -- in this body to stand up and say we're not gonna put up with that.
You talk congressman Jason -- it's is not.
Nixon -- they're challenging Democrats to take a stand against attorney general Eric Holder and joined their Republican counterparts in demanding that all the documents.
Related to the botched gun running -- are made available an amendment demanding accountability passed last week overwhelmingly with a lot of Democrats and support.
Our Jason -- it's back home in Salt Lake was.
To marvell based on what I understand you gave the attorney general memorial weekend to comply that's two weeks from now what have you heard.
Well -- march 25 of 2000 -- -- and the president Obama's that they were gonna hold somebody accountable and get to that to the bottom of this and so.
Here we are fast approaching Memorial Day 2012.
And we have not lived up to what the president promised and so now we have been preparing contempt documents.
We don't have a specific date that apple we want to resolution to this sooner rather and -- so when I asked what have you heard you have not heard much specifically anything.
What we've got to be make we got to make sure you're gonna hold the attorney general in contempt of congress.
You've got to have everything in order we've been putting that order we've been more than patient chairman -- -- has been absolutely patient.
In the article in their approach to this.
I wish taking -- lock solid specific date but.
Gosh we need the Democrats to join us and we need the president to fulfill his promise if were ever gonna get to the -- -- based on that amendment last week Democrats have joined you 381.
That -- it to 41 what does that tell you.
Well it of what we had -- more than two dozen Democrats in 2011.
Sign a letter to the president saying they encourage the president to provide all the documents.
Necessary to get to the bottom of this just last week on the floor as you mention.
I had an amendment says you cannot use funds from taxpayers to -- to congress even though they have forever for every 42011.
They lied to congress they said that the bought demonstrably false letter.
From the Department of Justice to the United States congress specifically senator Grassley.
Later months later more than nine months later they had to -- -- out later that letter because it was a lie.
And so we've got it dead Border Patrol -- up thousands of weapons that are unaccounted for.
I think this meets the standard of making sure that we get to the bottom line know what -- amendment says I'm not quite sure what it does however.
The amendment says that everybody should be held accountable.
-- might be nice on Paper but I'm not sure what action follows that if Fannie.
Well -- one of the concerns is that they have been lying and covering up what happened in fast and furious.
And what this does is I think it he will withhold funds.
From the Department of Justice to do those activities we still had forty Democrats is that of course you should be able to use taxpayer money to lot of congress of course you -- That's how ridiculous this is but if they do that if they use these funds -- -- -- congress and we can demonstrate they lied to congress and you've got a whole another set of charges that can be out -- on top what's hurting them one more thing on this 22 categories in this subpoena be looking for answers for you have questions about.
Of the thirteen categories we are told by Republicans that no documents have been provided.
An additional nine categories.
Considered far from compliant.
We just heard you on the house floor say Americans should be embarrassed by this why embarrassed.
We -- -- dead Border Patrol agent we have a government who knowingly to the drug cartels -- thousands of weapons we have a president -- on March 25 2011 promised we get to the bottom of this we haven't you have people the senior level of the Department of Justice -- been promoted given awards and bonuses along the way.
Nobody's been held accountable.
And it's embarrassing because this should not be a partisan issue we're trying to get to the truth of this Eric Holder called that fast -- -- -- Fundamentally flawed we got to be able to saw -- would never ever happens again and you have people who made these ridiculous.
Decisions still in the senior most -- portions of the government's got -- landing you're Europe.
Durham is that they had at the department of the the -- criminal division.
We haven't had justice here we haven't had people held accountable to this point bill memorial weekend is two weeks from today Jason -- fits we'll see where you go from here thank you sir for -- belts -- thanks --
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