House Speaker John Boehner said he fully supports House Oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa’s efforts to enforce the Operation Fast and Furious subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder has demonstrably failed to comply with.
“Chairman Issa and the Members of his committee are doing a very good job,” Boehner said at a Thursday press conference. “And I do believe that when it comes to Fast and Furious that we’ve got to get to the bottom of what happened and who’s responsible. The committee is doing that, and I’m supporting their efforts.”
Boehner didn’t specifically mention the pending contempt of Congress proceedings against Holder for his provable failure to comply with the congressional subpoena on Fast and Furious. But, he did offer his full support to Issa and everyone else pushing for accountability on Fast and Furious.
“I’m supporting their efforts to hold those people in the Department of Justice accountable for what happened,” Boehner said. “The committee has work to do; they know what they have to do. They’re pursuing a lot of unanswered questions. And I would hope that they would continue that.”
“All options are on the table,” Boehner added.
Issa served Holder a subpoena on Oct. 12, 2011. Holder has thus far failed to comply with all 22 categories of the subpoena that requires him to provide Congress with documents relating to Fast and Furious. With 13 of the categories, Holder has provided no documents. When it comes to the other nine subpoena categories, Holder is still far from compliant, as TheDC reported late last week.
There is now newfound bipartisan support in Congress when it comes to efforts to enforce the subpoena, too, as Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly threw his support behind Issa’s efforts on Tuesday.