Brett Guthrie talks about looming defense cuts, AG Eric Holder and his favorites for GOP Veep

06/28/2012 07:12 AM

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, said he wanted to research to the arguments about whether or not to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress before making a decision about his vote on Thursday.

“Congress was misled. And the question is who misled Congress. My understanding is that we’re not saying Eric Holder — in this contempt vote — misled Congress. What we’re saying is Eric Holder is the custodian of the records we need to find out who misled Congress,” Guthrie said. (2:00)

Guthrie previously called for Holder to resign over the handling of the “Fast and Furious” program authorized by the U.S. Justice Department that allowed the sale of guns to illegal buyers in order to track them.

On the topic of Romney’s vice presidential candidate, Guthrie “younger, energetic vice presidential candidates” and offered three names. Watch the video at 2:40 to find out which ones:

Meanwhile, Congress wrangling over ways to avoid a $55 billion cut to the Department of Defense in 2013.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has proposed closing tax loopholes in order to cover the costs.

But Guthrie said that needs to be part of wider tax reforms. He said he would rather see other ways to make up that $55 billion. Watch the video:


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