The Hill reports “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced that his panel will vote next week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to provide documents related to the controversial Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.”
“The DOJ and the White House immediately blasted Issa’s announcement, saying that the head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was playing “political games at the expense of all Americans. Issa contends that Holder is undermining Congress’s constitutional authority to oversee the executive branch by refusing to provide him with documents despite an October subpoena. ”
“An anonymous source gave Issa a significant step up in his investigation by handing the chairman documents which are under a federal court-ordered seal.”
“The committee’s top Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), launched Congress’s investigation into Fast and Furious.”
Senator Grassley never responded to correspondence to him, yet he wants A.G. Holder to respond to him.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Step up to the plate Senator Grassley!