Issa & Cummings Go Head to Head Over Holder Contempt Vote
The two leading members of the House Oversight Committee joined “Fox News Sunday” to discuss next week’s House vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Chairman Darrell Issa, who has led the investigation into how the Justice Department handled Operation Fast and Furious, came out saying that Attorney General Holder would be held in contempt and that the full House vote would be bipartisan.
Issa added, “We certainly would not like to be here. And if the president and
Attorney General Holder would simply start producing the documents they know they could produce to us that are not by any means are going to be covered by executive privilege, this could be delayed or even eliminated. But we have to see the documents first.”
Congressman Cummings, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Oversight Commiittee, called on Speaker of the House John Boehner to, “to come forth and show strong leadership -- and I know he will -- and sit down with the attorney general to resolve this matter.”