Chairman Issa on Holder Statement that he doesn’t “Respect” Congress
February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON –Today, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released the following responding to the Attorney General’s statement that he does not respect members of Congress, including 17 Democrats, who voted to hold him in contempt:
“Attorney General Holder’s admission that he does not respect the Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who voted to hold him in contempt offers a window into why Washington is so dysfunctional,” said Chairman Issa. “President Obama once campaigned as someone who wanted to bring America together but instead appointed divisive and highly partisan figures like Attorney General Holder who are arrogantly dismissive of those who question them and demand transparency.
“Finding out why the Justice Department made false denials about Operation Fast and Furious, and only corrected the record after ten months of public pressure, is a legitimate exercise of congressional authority. The Attorney General clearly believes he is above the law and is not accountable to the duly elected representatives of the American people or the institutions of our democracy.”