Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government and Reform about Operation Fast and Furious next week, committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Tuesday. Horowitz’s report on Fast and Furious is expected to be released by then.
“For a year and a half, Attorney General Eric Holder has cited the ongoing Inspector General investigation as his reason for declining to hold those responsible for reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious to account. Next week, this excuse for delaying action ends,” Issa said in a statement announcing the Sept. 11 hearing.
“Although I am concerned that the Justice Department has not given the Inspector General full and unfettered access to all relevant information, Inspector General Horowitz’s report and testimony should add to the understanding of the operation and numerous related management failures at the Department.”