Attorney General Eric Holder is accused of withholding numerous subpoenaed documents related to the failed federal gunrunning operation dubbed “Fast and Furious.“ The contempt charges along with the investigation into the reckless program have sparked a heated political debate nationwide and have been referred to by supporters of Holder and the Obama administration as ”political theater” and the result of unfounded conspiracy theories.
But Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who has been one of the operation’s toughest critics, told The Blaze in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that for him, Fast and Furious is anything but a political exercise.
“To me it’s about truth and justice,” he said. “After meeting with the Brian Terry family and looking his mother in the eyes and shaking her hand, I feel a duty and obligation to them. And I think it’s sad and disgusting that there are people who think these are merely political points we are trying to put up on the scoreboard.”