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The Chairs of the Congressional Hispanic, Black, and the Asian Pacific American Caucus are slamming House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) for holding a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder.
Though it is no surprise that three House Democrats would come out strong against Republicans, their statements go for the jugular in terms of asserting that Republicans move against the Attorney General is political rather than substantive.
Excerpts from their statements:
Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO): “This is a sad day in the history of the United States Congress. Today, we see the great lengths to which some of my colleagues will go in an attempt to discredit the Attorney General-a member of President Obama’s Administration-as we near the 2012 election … The Obama Administration is now rightfully asserting executive privilege over the narrow subset of documents that remain at issue-the same process President Bush used six times during his presidency.”