Today’s Huffington Post quoted Judit Rius, U.S. manager of Doctors Without Borders Access to Medicines Campaign, in regard to proposed provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: “It’s pathetic, but it is what it is. The world’s upside-down.”
This truism can be used in assessing much of what goes on in Washington, DC these days, thanks to the presence of out-of-control wing nuts such as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Has there ever been a more ineffectual attorney general than Eric Holder, especial when it comes to prosecuting the corrupt and powerful? Why does Issa have such a raging hard-on for this guy?
In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided “gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent Brian Terry. Rather than look to ways to prevent such a tragedy from happening again, however, House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) spent his tenure as a committee chair trying unsuccessfully to embarrass Attorney General Eric Holder.
Next week, Issa plans to escalate this witchhunt by holding a committee vote on a resolution to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress…