Dems: GOP anti-Obama conspiracy behind Holder contempt vote
House Republicans are going after Attorney General Eric Holder over documents surrounding a Mexican drug war program called "Fast and Furious." But Democrats say it’s nothing more than a witch hunt to create anti-Obama sentiment five months before the 2012 elections. SizeGenetics
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the GOP House investigation “ridiculous.”
The attack on Holder, according to Pelosi, is a Republican back door attempt to stop the Department of Justice's “crackdown on state voter ID laws,” which some claim, is only intended to change the outcome of the election by blocking Democratic-leaning voters, Fox News reports.
Oversight Committee chairman Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the case against Holder one step further. Issa plans to hold an unprecedented contempt of Congress vote against the Attorney General next week. VigRX
No Congress in the entire history of the United States has ever held a full congressional vote for Contempt of Congress against an Attorney General. Critics of the historic vote say it demonstrates the radical extremism that has taken over the Republican Party.
President Obama used Executive Privilege to protect the documents called for by Issa partly due to National Security issues and the risk of putting undercover operatives and whistleblowers in unnecessary danger. ProEnhance
Republicans have begun circulating a convoluted conspiracy theory based on a paranoid notion about U.S. gun control laws.
Issa told Fox News that President Obama’s use of executive privilege is, “an 11th-hour stunt….to cover up of something much more sinister… Operation Fast and Furious was part of an elaborate plot to undermine the Second Amendment and take away citizens’ guns,” according to the Los Angles Times. VigRX Oil
The report added, “And what do the paranoid delusions of firearms devotees have to do with Darrell Issa’s investigation? Well, Issa and other Republican members of his committee are also claiming the administration concocted this mess so they could mess with guns. 'Very clearly,' Issa told Fox News, 'they made a crisis and they’re using this crisis to somehow take away or limit people’s Second Amendment rights.' Can a smart guy like Issa honestly believe this?” Provestra
Since taking office, President Obama has done nothing to weaken the rights of gun owners and made no mention of any changes to the Second Amendment. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to wonder why the Republicans are trying to tie the two issues together.
In fact, the "Fast and Furious" program was started under another title by George W. Bush and ended in 2009 by the Obama Administration.
It has been suggested that if Issa was really interested in doing an honest investigation, he would seek information from the Bush Administration originators of the program for a comprehensive view. Instead, Issa has focused on Holder.
The Washington Post said, “Issa allowed the investigation to devolve into a personal attack on the attorney general, and acclaim from conservatives eager to find any fault with President Obama and his administration.” Vigorelle
Those who have observed heated testimony exchanges between Holder and Issa have a reason to believe it demonstrated varying levels of animosity between the two.
However, it is not the job of the House Oversight Committee to consider anything but the facts in the "Fast and Furious" case, which does not justify including any fabricated conspiracy theories. VitaliKoR