Typical Election Year Politics has surfaced with Congressman Issa aka ASSA… as what seems to come out of his mouth appears to resemble what come out of the posterior orifice of a male cow. Hence it would seem appropriate if the Media began to misspell his name in a manner befitting his antics in Washington….
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote June 20 on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the committee announced Monday morning.
The committee, led by Republican Chairman Darrell Issa, will consider whether to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for “his failure to produce documents specified in the Committee’s October 12, 2011, subpoena,” related to their investigation of the much-maligned “Fast and Furious” gunwalking operation, the committee said in a statement.
Meanwhile Holder pushes blame onto Bush administration and Issa… aka ASSA … is not bipartisan enough to accept the reality. ]
The Department of Justice documents in question were created after Feb. 4, 2011, and are being withheld because they supposedly show internal Justice Department deliberations, Issa said in a separate statement. But Issa rejected that argument, saying: “Congress has an obligation to investigate unanswered questions about attempts to smear whistleblowers, failures by Justice Department officials to be truthful and candid with the congressional investigation, and the reasons for the significant delay in acknowledging reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious.”
Docs show Justice officials approved operation, Issa (Assa) ASSERTS without any proof…
House Speaker John Boehner playing the political stooge backed up Issa’s criticism, saying in a separate statement that the “Justice Department is out of excuses”:
Congress has given Attorney General Holder more than enough time to fully cooperate with its investigation into ‘Fast and Furious,’ and to help uncover the circumstances regarding the death of Border Agent Brian Terry. Agent Terry’s family, the whistle blowers who brought this issue to light, and the American people deserve answers (and whispered that they need a scandalous event to sink the Obama administration) . Either the Justice Department turns over the information requested (even if it is still under review by Justice and not subject to Congressional review at this time) , or Congress will have no choice but to move forward with holding the Attorney General in contempt for obstructing an ongoing investigation (and further our Republican political agenda) .
The “Fast and Furious” operation, which sold firearms that were intended to reach Mexican drug cartels as a way of letting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms track cartel gun-trafficking. However, a majority of the guns were never traced, and some have since been found at the scene of violent crimes, including the shooting death of Arizona border patrolman Terry in Dec. 2010.
Holder has testified about “Fast and Furious” numerous times on Capitol Hill, most recently before the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday.