Gunrunner: First Democrat expresses support for holding Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress
The first Democrat has finally broken ranks with the party and declared his support of Darrell Issa’s plan to hold Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. Here is what he had to say on this issue:
One of the duties of Congress is to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Donnelly told TheDC. “There has been a serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct and we need to get to the bottom of this issue without playing partisan politics
I have to wonder how many other Democrats feel the same way but were waiting for another to make the first move. It will be interesting to see if more Democrats follow Joe Donnelly and step forward, although I think it is probably highly unlikely many other Democrats will break ranks in an election year.
I know one Democrat who certainly will not step forward and he is the highest ranking Democrat on Darrell Issa’s committee, Elijah Cummings, because he was already stated that this is nothing but an election year witch-hunt. I would like to take the time here to remind Elijah Cummings that the main reason why this investigation has stretched into an election year is the fact that Eric Holder has been stonewalling this investigation from the start in an attempt to push it out beyond the November election. If Eric Holder had been truthful and willing to cooperate with the investigation it would have been concluded long before we got into this election cycle.