Boehner: I ‘support’ Issa’s ‘efforts’ to hold DOJ accountable [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Speaker of the House John Boehner told The Daily Caller that he supports the “efforts” of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in investigating the Fast and Furious operation but would not say if he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign.


During his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, TheDC asked Boehner, “Will you support the 100-plus members who have called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign and bring up [Arizona Republican] Rep. [Paul] Gosar’s resolution of no confidence to the floor?”

“I think Chairman Issa and the members of the committee have done a very good job of investigating this abuse of government power,” Boehner replied, “and I continue to support their efforts and believe that this Justice Department must be held accountable.”

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the committee, has moved to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt for failing to provide him subpoenaed documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running operation. (RELATED: Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress)

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