Posted by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming.
Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on “Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice” on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files If both parties know what’s good for them, that vote will never happen. Why? In short, it’s a political loser for both sides that, if they choose to pursue it to its natural end, will wind up making both Democrats and Republicans look worse than people already think they are.
The vote that is expected to come on Thursday — yes, the same day that the Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law.
Let’s start with why House Republicans would be unwise to push for a contempt vote. … Read More
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