Issa, still gunning for Holder, takes to the Sunday shows


Watch out, Eric Holder: Darrell Issa is still coming for you.

Issa, the GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee, went on a media blitz this Sunday. During his trip around the Sunday talk show circuit, he said he expects a bipartisan, full floor vote this week to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress.

On Fox News Sunday, he said that he believes a bipartisan majority will vote to reprimand Holder.

“Both Republicans and Democrats will vote that—I believe it will be bipartisan,”he said of the contempt vote.

Last week, Issa spearheaded a push to punish Holder for refusing to turn over documents related to the botched Fast and Furious Operation. During that operation, federal agents had allowed thousands of guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. One of those weapons was implicated in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry two years ago.

On Wednesday, President Obama invoked executive privilege as a reason for not turning over the documents.

Hours later, Issa’s panel voted along partisan lines, 23-17, to hold Holder in contempt. Issa told Jake Tapper on ABC’s This Week that he plans to send a letter to the president arguing that the executive privilege order is illegitimate.

“There cannot be executive privilege over criminal cover-up or cover-up of crime. Lying to Congress is a crime. We have every right to see documents, to say, ‘Did you know, when did you know, what did you know,” said Issa. 

“We can’t play liar’s poker when you’re looking for who killed somebody,” said Issa. 

Darrell Issa, Eric Holder and Barack Obama

Issa, still gunning for Holder, takes to the Sunday shows