Rubio asks: What is Holder hiding about Fast and Furious?

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he’s concerned about what President Barack Obama’s administration is keeping from the American people about Operation Fast and Furious.

“I have tried to be very patient and judicious and responsible in my statements up to this point, and to give the administration and Eric Holder the benefit of the doubt,” Rubio said in an appearance on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s program. “I think after today we now begin to wonder what many have begun to wonder… What are [members of the Obama Administration] hiding?”

On Wednesday Obama asserted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed by House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa. The move followed Attorney General Eric Holder’s last-second request for him to do so, ahead of a scheduled committee vote to begin contempt of Congress proceedings against Holder.

“There is something in there they don’t want us to know, there is something in there they don’t want us to see, and you begin to get concerned,” said Rubio. “What are they covering up now?”

“I think we’ve reached a dangerous new place with regards to this administration’s contempt of Congress and I don’t mean another play on words,” Rubio added. “I think we’re in very dangerous territory now.” (DOC BLOCKED: Obama asserts executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents)

Rubio hasn’t outright called for Holder’s resignation, and his spokesperson won’t answer whether he’ll join presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, five U.S. senators and 129 House members demanding Holder’s ouster.

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