House Republicans are charging head first into their most direct conflict with President Barack Obama’s administration over the extent of executive branch power, as they prepare to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday.
Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) failed to reach an agreement on what documents the administration would fork over to help Republicans investigate the Fast and Furious program, a joint Justice Department-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives operation that put guns into the hands of Mexican cartels.
The two sides remained at loggerheads Tuesday evening, after a 20-minute huddle in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s third-floor Capitol suite. Holder later called Issa’s position “political gamesmanship” and not a true attempt to resolve the dispute.
After the session, Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said no deal was in hand and Wednesday’s vote would move forward, barring a last-minute reversal.
Of course, for Politico and the Party of Corruption (Democrats), they think this is just a partisan game. Never mind that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a gun linked to the failed Holder/Obama operation. A whistle blower has also expressed frustration with the lack of progress in the congressional investigation.
Of course, the same Democrats who will defend the corrupt racist Eric Holder were the same ones complaining that the Bush Administration used the Justice Department as a political tool. However, the Bush Justice Department did not let off black racists blocking a polling place.
In my mind, Holder should not only be held in contempt, but impeached and removed from office.