by David Safier
As soon as Darrell Issa decided he could go after Holder for a failure to turn over documents related to his Fast and Furious investigation, Issa basically abandoned his arguments against the actual program because he had achieved his real objectives: to make Holder, and Obama by extension, look like they have something to hide and to tie Holder up fighting the lawsuit so he'll be less effective in his efforts to stop voter suppression.
Nancy Pelosi has responded to Issa's partisan witch hunt:
“This partisan lawsuit wastes taxpayer dollars and resources, and is a distraction from the urgent business before Congress: acting to create jobs and grow our economy. It is also designed to distract the Justice Department from its critical job of challenging state laws designed to restrict the rights of Americans to vote.
“House Republicans have failed to extend taxes for the middle class, reauthorize the law assisting women victims of violence, prevent a default of the post office, or help farmers and rural families. The American people deserve congressional leadership committed to working together to alleviate uncertainty and put people to work. It’s time for Republican leaders to abandon this partisan lawsuit and join Democrats to strengthen our economy and our middle class.”