GOP House Plan to Hold Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder & Justice Department in Contempt of Congress for Obstruction over Failed Fast and Furious Gun Tracking Program.
US Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) has stated that the House will hold Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department in contempt of Congress if Holder continues to stonewall and not provide the information requested regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun tracking program.
House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution.
“We have issued a subpoena,” Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a member of the oversight committee, said earlier on Fox News. “We have bent over backwards to be patient and take time. (Holder) is leading us down a path where we have no other choice.”
Earlier this week Issa called the Obama White House “the most corrupt in government history.” Well, if the corrupt Obama government accusation fits, wear it.
If adopted by the GOP-led House, the contempt resolution would be sent to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington or perhaps an independent counsel in an attempt to force the Justice Department to provide tens of thousands of internal documents to the committee.
A contempt resolution would also escalate a political feud between Issa and the Obama administration. Earlier this week Issa called the Obama White House “the most corrupt in government history.” At a hearing in December, he compared Holder to disgraced Atty. Gen. John Mitchell from the President Nixon era, a comment that prompted Holder to fire back in language reminiscent of the bitter Senate hearings led by former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.): “Have you no shame?”
But we know that Eric Holder knew nothing about Fast and Furious because he told us so. Yeah, right.