Of Course: Democrats Defending Eric Holder After Subpoena

October 12, 2011 12:58

[B]ecause Holder and the DOJ have done nothing but lie and stonewall Chairman Darrell Issa in his efforts to hold someone accountable for a lethal and irresponsible government program, a subpoena is the only way the American people will ever get the information they deserve about the program. – Townhall.com

By Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com


Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Democrat Elijah Cummings has released a statement calling the decision to subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder in order to gain information about Operation Fast and Furious a “political stunt” and “deep-sea expedition.”

“As I have said all along, Fast and Furious was a terrible mistake with tragic consequences,” said Cummings.  “The Committee is right to investigate what went wrong and why, but we must do so in a fair and responsible manner.”

“This subpoena is a deep-sea fishing expedition and a gross abuse of the Committee’s authority.  It demands tens of thousands of pages of highly sensitive law enforcement and national security materials that have never been requested before and are completely unrelated to Operation Fast and Furious,” said Cummings.  “Rather than legitimate fact-gathering, this looks more like a political stunt.”


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