Cornyn Statement On Holder Contempt Vote
“Sends Clear Message That Justice Must Always Trump Politics”
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress:
"More than 2,000 U.S. weapons went missing, a federal agent is dead, and Eric Holder has covered up the answers for 18 months. While today’s vote could have been avoided, his insistence on stonewalling left no other option but to hold him in contempt of Congress.
“Today’s vote affirms the integrity of our system of checks and balances and sends a clear message that justice must always trump politics.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.