(THE HILL) The National Rifle Association (NRA) will score a House panel vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

The NRA has longstanding issues with Holder, something it said was “no secret” in a letter the group wrote to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announcing its decision.

The nation’s most powerful gun lobbyist group said it has decided to score the vote over Holder’s handling of the “Fast and Furious” program because of what the group calls the “open defiance” of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the face of a congressional investigation into the botched gun-running operation.

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