Are Democrats beginning to abandon Eric Holder before the Contempt hearing on Thursday?
While the investigation into Fast and Furious has been going on for well over a year many people who get their news from the mainstream media have only recently heard about this scandal when Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to block documents which Darrell Issa had been demanding during this time period. This decision by Barack Obama forced the mainstream media to cover a story which it had been duplicitous in trying to cover up, but while being forced to cover the issue for the first time the networks are actively trying to spin this in favor of Barack Obama.
Because many people are just hearing about this scandal for the first time, many in the media and within the Democrat party (but I repeat myself) have done their best to spin this as nothing more than an election year, partisan, racist witch hunt carried about by the extreme right wing of the Republican party while unbeknownst to them the only reason this investigation has crept into the election year is the fact that Eric Holder has stonewalled the investigation for so long. This issue should have already been resolved and it would have been if Eric Holder wasn’t protecting either himself or Barack Obama.
Last week Darrell Issa stated that he was confident the Congress would vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt and he was equally confident that it would be a bipartisan vote with Democrats joining in to vote against Barack Obama’s beleaguered attorney general. If this is true it would deliver a death knell to those who are trying to claim this is a partisan election year political move, and we might just be seeing the first sign that Darrell Issa was right.
The first Democrat has declared publicly that he intends to vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt. Here is what Utah Representative Jim Matheson had to say earlier today in announcing his decision:
It just compounds the tragedy when both sides play politics instead of releasing the facts. The Terry family, the public and Congress deserve answers,” Matheson said in remarks first reported by the Salt Lake Tribune in his home state. “Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable
He is 100% right, we all deserve answers, most notably the Terry and Zapata families along with the family members of the hundreds of murdered Mexicans, and according to the article I linked to above more Democrats are expected to follow his lead. Getting the first domino to fall is always the toughest one and now that one Democrat has broken from the party line I don’t think it is out of the question to think that many more will also take a stand against this corrupt regime.
Despite what the mainstream media or the Democrat base would have us believe this is a legitimate investigation into a policy which has led to the deaths of hundreds of people and I find it interesting how many people on the left are willing to discount the value of life when it comes to protecting the Obama regime; obviously they put a higher price on the political future of Barack Obama than they do on the lives of the hundreds of people who have died as a result of this program–a program which by its very nature guaranteed that many people would die.
If enough Democrats follow Jim Matheson’s lead it will make it increasingly difficult for the media to continue to deny the gravity of this scandal and it will force them to take a long, hard look at the criminals they have been supporting for four years.
Brian Terry died at the hands of the very government he spent his whole life defending and his murder was partially funded by the stimulus bill and anyone who claims this is simply a political game is being more than just a little disingenuous, and honestly I find their casual defense of this program to be callous and frankly despicable.