By Mr. Curmudgeon
The contemptible Attorney General Eric Holder is losing friends among his fearless leader’s party. Utah’s Democratic Representative Jim Matheson announced his plan to join with Republicans who will vote Holder in contempt of Congress this Thursday for obstructing the investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform into Operation Fast and Furious, in which ATF operatives (under the auspices of the Justice Department) sold weapons to Mexican drug cartels at the cost of hundreds of innocent lives.
“Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable,” Matheson told the Salt Lake Tribune.
And Matheson will bring fellow Democrats with him. According to the Associated Press, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic House Minority Whip, expects more donkey defections, though he refused to say how many.
The AP adds that the National Rifle Association will “score the vote.” The Obama media may find it ironic that the NRA is helping to unmask the culprits responsible for illegal assault weapon sales. They shouldn’t. The NRA represents the interests of normal, law-abiding gun owners. The contemptible Obama administration, on the other hand, represents the interests of armed, murderous Mexican drug cartels.
“The reason we support the contempt resolution,” said the NRA in a letter to Congress, “is the same reason we first called for Attorney General Holder’s resignation more than a year ago: the [Justice] Department’s obstruction of congressional oversight of a program that costs lives in support of an anti-gun agenda,” said the NRA.
Guns don’t kill people; anti-Second Amendment fanatics in Washington do … and by the hundreds.