Holder Contempt Move: GOP Diversion from Focus on Economy


The Fast and Furious investigation handed House Republicans a prize they've long sought: a legal smackdown of the Obama administration, reports Politico. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was able to show skeptical conservatives that his spine could stay stiff under pressure from President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder by agreeing with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on a contempt of Congress vote Wednesday

The victories could come with a cost. House Republicans' pursuit of Holder doesn't line up with Mitt Romney's message, which he wants to keep focused on the economy. Obama's campaign wants to tie Romney to what he considers an extreme Republican majority. The White House, President Obama’s campaign, and their allies on Capitol Hill seem to relish this battle — even though the administration will be portrayed as though it's hiding reams of information. Despite his calls for Holder to resign, Mitt Romney is not going to talk about the party's investigation into how guns got into the hands of cartels in Mexico.

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