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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congressional Vote to Hold AG Holder in Contempt

Thursday, June 28, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress:

"The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a clear message that it will not allow the Obama Administration to hide its lawless, reckless and deadly actions from the American public. The American people deserve to know what they are hiding, how high this lawlessness goes and why the President's lawyer and best friend is stonewalling.

"I have long called for General Holder's resignation over his involvement in the botched Fast and Furious scandal that led to the tragic death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. General Holder's blatant attempts to mislead members of Congress and the American people, paired with his relentless crusade to erode states' rights, have cost him the trust of this nation, and must be stopped."

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