Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Valid Question

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (D-UT) appeared on FoxNews yesterday to discuss Operation Fast and Furious and why the Justice Department has blown off yet again a deadline set by Congress to produce materials. He was interviewed by Fox's Bill Hemmer who asked what I consider a valid question: "Is it time for you folks to put up or shut up?" It was asked in the context of the investigation and how the Congressional leadership seems willing to let deadlines slide, to let Holder stonewall, and to fail to follow up with concrete action such as a contempt citation.

Machiavelli said the Prince must be both a lion and a fox. So far we've seen the fox but there is no sign of the lion other than the cowardly lion of the Wizard of Oz when it comes to the Republican leadership trio of Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy. I think you can see the frustration of Rep. Chaffetz in this interview and I'm sure Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) must be fuming over their inaction.

1 comment:

  1. Why did the DoJ ignore the latest deadline?

    Because House leadership signaled they were not going to pursue this. Those of us who've worked DC know how to read the latest letter from the leadership "demanding" cooperation. It was surrender, and everyone including Holder knows it.