So . . . Attorney General Eric Holder could end up having a bad, bad week next week:Personally, I doubt that even a contempt citation is going to have much effect at this point, though it might persuade Holder to look for another line of work rather than continuing to take the arrows for his boss.
House Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa told BuzzFeed today that he expects 31 Democrats will join Congressional Republicans in finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to a botched gun-running investigation.
Issa, who has risen to national prominence as the point of the Republican spear in investigating alleged Obama administration wrongdoing, called for a committee vote on contempt next week in advance of a full House vote on Holder's conduct in the so-called "Fast and Furious" operation, in which a federal agent was allegedly killed with a gun the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowed to be trafficked.
For what it's worth, I'm hearing rumblings that Republicans in both the House and Senate think that Attorney General Eric Holder is . . . well, lying through his teeth in his testimony on Fast & Furious, and that this is worth going to the mattresses over.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Next week - Jim Geraghty has more:
Posted by Rick Moore on 6/12/2012