- Businessweek.com Susan...
You may have seen headlines about the Fast & Furious controversy; this time it isn’t another movie featuring Vin Diesel or Ludacris. This controversy is surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder.
Yesterday a house committee voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress, in relation to his failure to turnover sensitive documents in connection with a weapons sting titled “Fast and Furious”. The sting operations were implemented between 2006-2011 surrounding gun trafficking between bordering states in the South & Southwest sectors of the United States and Mexico.
The House Government Oversight & Reform Committee that voted on the contempt notion was comprised of 26 Republicans and 17 Democrats who voted strictly on partisan lines (Dems voted against the notion and Republicans for the notion). This vote comes after President Obama executed executive privilege, a special authority granted to the President, that acknowledges Holder’s just reasoning for withholding documents. This was President Obama’s first time using his executive privilege. The next move is to host a full vote in the House, which is scheduled for next week.
Is this a tactic by the GOP to undermine the President or a just action by The Committee?
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