Clyburn Statement On Contempt Vote

Jun 28, 2012 Issues: Congressional Issues

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the House vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

“The Republican Leadership in the House continues to choose political gamesmanship instead of working with the President and Democrats in Congress to create jobs for the American people.  This isn’t oversight.  This is overkill.

“I was proud to stand with my Democratic colleagues in refusing to participate in this outrageous abuse of power.  Congress needs to get back to work on the issues of importance to the American people and end this mindless partisanship.”