House Republicans are taking the first step to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
The House Oversight Committee, the panel leading a probe of the Fast and Furious gun tracking operation, has set a contempt of Congress vote for next week.
In a statement, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa says the contempt focuses on the Department of Justice not handing over all the documents requested in a subpoena.
A Committee vote is just preliminary. If approved, the whole House would then vote on the contempt resolution.
Republican leadership has been reluctant to move for the contempt resolution against Holder, but House Speaker John Boehner now says the Justice Department is out of excuses.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.