Issa ramps up witchhunt against do-nothing attorney general

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?

From ThinkProgress:

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…

One thought on “Issa ramps up witchhunt against do-nothing attorney general

  1. It’s an election year and the Republicans want to defeat Obama by any means necessary. But it’s not only the Republicans. There are Democratic bedwetters and hand wringers, many of them Clintonites who lost power in 2008, who are out whining about how Obama is running his re-election campaign. His “messaging” is all wrong they say. These defenders of the 1% don’t like the fact that Obama wants nothing to do with any of them. As in I’m not paying you clowns BIG bucks, or any bucks at all, to run around the country on my behalf. So they’re out carping about not being listened to by Obama. To them; this: fuck off.

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