By Ben Geman - 11/09/11 04:52 PM EST
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is vowing a “relentless” investigation of the Obama administration loan guarantee to the failed solar company Solyndra.
Boehner, in an interview with Newsmax, criticized the White House for what Republicans call an inadequate response to demands for documents, which included a subpoena last week.
“They’re making the mistake that every White House makes – slow down the development of the documents, decide they’re not going to comply with part of it, redact the documents to no end,” Boehner told the conservative publication in a video interview. “And all they are going to do is drag this out.”
“So the Congress will be relentless in our pursuit of the truth,” Boehner said in the interview published Tuesday.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, on a party-line vote last week, authorized a subpoena for White House internal communications on Solyndra. The solar manufacturing company went bankrupt in September after receiving a $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee in 2009.
The White House is balking at the subpoena, calling it far too broadly written, while defending its cooperation with the probe thus far.
The Obama administration has released over 80,000 pages of documents in the months-long GOP investigation.