Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If Operation Fast and Furious wasn’t about pushing for more gun control, then why is the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a group with strong oppositions to the Second Amendment, coming to Attorney General Eric Holder’s defense? Brady Campaign President Dan Gross issued a statement slamming Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and Speaker John Boehner for moving forward to hold Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress this week. Gross did not mention the vote was bipartisan, 17 Democrats voted for criminal contempt and 21 voted for civil contempt.
“As House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and Speaker John Boehner lead the ridiculous political theater of a contempt of Congress vote for the first time against a U.S. attorney general, American and Mexican lives remain at risk because of the out-of-control Mexican gun violence fueled by guns trafficked from American gun shops. As Issa and Boehner do the bidding of the NRA, innocent people are dying, including Americans.