How Will the Contempt of Congress Vote Play Out? Chairman Issa and Rep. Cummings Weigh In
Today on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings (D-MD) both weighed in on the upcoming contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder in the botched ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation.
Rep. Issa said he expects members of both parties to find Holder in contempt. He told Chris Wallace, “I believe it will be bipartisan, you never know how many but there are a number of Democrats, 31 who wrote to the administration asking them to be forthcoming. Many of them will stay with us now that the administration has not been.”
Rep. Cummings said Speaker of the House John Boehner should demonstrate leadership
and resolve the matter with the attorney general. He said Holder has “already turned over 7,600 documents, gone through millions of emails, and has even given up what’s called internal deliberative documents. These are the types of documents that attorney generals over and over … have held close to them.”
Wallace asked Chairman Issa, assuming Holder is held in contempt, what happens next? He answered, “Chris, I’m going to continue my investigation. I left a message with Brian Terry’s mother … I told her that in fact we’re going to continue regardless of what the vote is this week. We have an obligation to get to the truth about Fast and Furious and about those responsible specifically related to both his death and the cover up.”