Darrell Issa Calls Democrats to Action over Fast and Furious

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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúserious concerns about the Administration‚Äôs response,‚ÄĚ and now more than ever the Oversight Committee will need their full cooperation.

Issa included a package of documents including a ‚Äúdraft contempt report detailing the Justice Department‚Äôs refusal to cooperate with the congressional inquiry into Fast and Furious,‚ÄĚ adding that ‚Äúthe Department‚Äôs actions fall woefully short of full compliance with a congressional¬†subpoena.‚ÄĚ

This letter is garbed in quite a bit of politically-correct jargon, but the message is simple. ‚ÄúDemocrats: you said you wanted to resolve Fast and Furious, but it‚Äôs 11 months later and nothing has happened. It‚Äôs 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?‚ÄĚ

Depending on how they respond, Issa will get his answer soon enough.

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