Lacking Courage, Politicians Not Moving on Fast and Furious Scandal

M. Catharine Evans
A handful of Republicans are pursuing the biggest scandal in American history, but guess what: House Speaker Boehner isn't one of them, and that puts him on par with Democrats like Jim Costa, who think "Issa and Holder should sit down and work it out." West Virginia Democrat Nick Rahall wants Holder to turn over the subpoenaed documents but is "not ready to go as far as contempt yet, no. Not yet." Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana explained why he thinks Boehner, along with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), are going along to get along. With the other issues, the economy and everything else, I think they would like to focus on that. I don't think they're opposed to going ahead with the contempt citation; it's just that if we can get the Justice Department to move without having to move it, they would probably prefer that. Americans would probably "prefer" that career politicians grow a spine and stand up...(Read Full Post)

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