ICYMI: Rep. Kelly Tells Attorney General Holder: “This is about trust.”

Feb 2, 2012


Contact: Julia Thornton

February 2, 2012



ICYMI: Rep. Kelly Tells Attorney General Holder: “This is about trust.


“To me, this is about trust, and you’re the highest ranking law enforcement official in the country. And when the people lose trust in an agency, that’s a very difficult thing to recover, if you can recover it at all.”

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) participated in this morning’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) hearing on Operation Fast and Furious, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) failed gun-running program that has been linked to deaths in both Mexico and the United States, including the death of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the full committee, which lasted nearly four hours.

Attorney General Holder was asked why, over the past year, Congressional investigators and the American people have been denied access to:

  • 92% of documents related to Fast and Furious,
  • 66% of subpoenaed document categories related to Fast and Furious, and
  • 48 accounts from Justice Department officials involved in Fast and Furious.

Earlier this week, OGR Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) set a February 9 deadline by which the DOJ has to submit all outstanding documents on the botched gun operation.

Additional information on the ongoing investigation can be found at: FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com.