Darrell Issa (R-Cali.), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, sent a letter to Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) and 31 other House Democrats reminding them step up and cooperate in the Fast and Furious scandal.
The letter focuses on the Department of Justice’s failure to provide all necessary documentation and testimony to quickly answer the myriad of questions surrounding Fast and Furious. Issa reminds the Democrats that they expressed their “serious concerns about the Administration’s response,” and now more than ever the Oversight Committee will need their full cooperation.
Issa included a package of documents including a “draft contempt report detailing the Justice Department’s refusal to cooperate with the congressional inquiry into Fast and Furious,” adding that “the Department’s actions fall woefully short of full compliance with a congressional subpoena.”
This letter is garbed in quite a bit of politically-correct jargon, but the message is simple. “Democrats: you said you wanted to resolve Fast and Furious, but it’s 11 months later and nothing has happened. It’s about time that we really got the ball rolling and put the Justice Department in contempt. Are you going to help, or are you going to be hypocrites?”
Depending on how they respond, Issa will get his answer soon enough.