On Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa predicted a “bipartisan” floor vote would hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Thursday.
“I believe they will [vote to hold him in contempt],” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told “Fox News Sunday.”
“Both Republicans and Democrats will vote that,” he added. “I believe it will be bipartisan.”
The chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRA’s call for a “yes” vote.
The gun owners association injected itself last week into the stalemate over Justice Department documents demanded by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The NRA said it supports the contempt resolution and will keep a record of how members vote.
An NRA letter to House members contended that the Obama administration “actively sought information” from Operation Fast and Furious to support its program to require dealers to report multiple rifle sales.
In other Fast and Furious news, Darrell Issa questioned Obama’s eyebrow-raising assertion of executive privilege in a letter to the White House on Tuesday:
In a letter obtained by The Daily Caller, House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa pressed President Barack Obama directly on his assertion of executive privilege over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.
“[Y]our privilege assertion means one of two things,” Issa wrote to the president in a letter dated June 25. “Either you or your most senior advisers were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it, including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to the committee, or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”
Issa’s entire seven page letter can be read, here.
And oh joy – The Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields interviewed Al Sharpton, and guess what? He has secret ‘activities’ planned around Holder contempt of Congress vote [VIDEO].
I stopped tracking Obama and his acolyte’s cynical election year racial politics months ago. It became so prevalent after the Trayvon Martin case, I couldn’t keep up. But we are about to see the race baiting strategy reach a crescendo in the coming days.
Stir up the base…Divide and conquer. That is Obama’s reelection strategy.
It’s pretty sick, but what else does he have?
NRA’s Ginny Simone questioned Niger Innis about Sharpton’s disgraceful Fast and Furious race-hustling on NRA TV:
“Lie, noun, 1. A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth.”
There are other words in the English language that dance around the edges of “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive” — misrepresentation, mendacity, falsehood, improbity, prevarication, perfidy, untruth. But nothing cuts through such rhetorical claptrap like that little three-letter word “lie.”
Thus begins the fast and furious descent of President Obama. Almost exactly 40 years to the day after burglars slipped into the Watergate complex, setting off a coverup that toppled a president, Mr. Obama on Thursday invoked executive privilege to shield documents about his administration’s shockingly inept “gunwalking” program known as Fast and Furious.
That same day, the lies poured forth in the White House briefing room, delivered by the president’s chief spokesman.
“What I can tell you is that there is nothing in these documents that pertains to the Fast and Furious operation,” Jay Carney said, asserting that “every document related to the Fast and Furious operation has long since been provided to congressional investigators.”
“Hogwash,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Through my investigation, I know there are reams of documents related to the ‘operation itself’ that the Justice Department has refused to turn over to Congress.”