Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) made a bold first move in his new position as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman by issuing yet another subpoena to almost-former Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious Scandal.
Congressman Chaffetz is pulling no punches in announcing his intention to continue the investigation into Holder’s role in the gun running debacle between the US government and Mexican criminal elements. He was so bold as to actually proclaim his plan on social media.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) January 6, 2015
Townhall reports that this subpoena is identical in content to the others that Holder has already been served with in 2011 and 2013, but it must be renewed with the start of every new Congress. Holder is on his way out as Attorney General and will carry with him the distinct attribution of being the only Attorney General in US history that has ever been held in contempt of Congress.
The move comes as Holder prepares to leave the Justice Department and as senators ready a confirmation hearing for his replacement, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch. Holder has been subpoenaed over Fast and Furious before and in June 2012 became the first sitting attorney general in history to be held in criminal and civil contempt of Congress for failing to turn over thousands of documents to congressional investigators.