Fast and Furious: Dem Breaks Ranks to Support Holder Subpoena
Indiana Democrat Rep Joe Donnelly voiced his support for the Oversight Committee’s subpoena of Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast & Furious documents.
“One of the duties of Congress is to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Donnelly told Mr. Boyle. “There has been a serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct and we need to get to the bottom of this issue without playing partisan politics.”
Mr. Holder was issued the subpoena on October 12, 2011. He’s had 7 months to turn over the remaining documents. I posted a few days ago how the contempt draft illustrates how deep Fast & Furious went into the DOJ.
Many Democrats, including Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Committee, have accused the Republicans of an election year witch-hunt.
“Attorney General Eric Holder could end this today if he gives us the documents,” Rep Jason Chaffetz told Breitbart News last week. “Fast & Furious has become Slow & Stonewalling and it really makes you wonder what they’re hiding. We were promised those responsible would be held accountable and that has not happened.”
The fact remains, if Mr. Holder and the DOJ just gave them the documents they needed, this could have ended by the end of last year.
This is a big step, because no one can claim this is a partisan issue. It is now bipartisan, and hopefully more Democrats will come forward and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the hundreds of Mexicans will finally receive the justice they deserve.