One day after announcing that he couldn’t spare time to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Augusta has decided to draw an even brighter line between himself and President Barack Obama. He’ll vote today to Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failure to turn over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” program.
He’s likely to be the only Georgia Democrat to support the GOP effort.
“For me, this investigation has been about justice for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and his family. While Republicans and Democrats argue over the scope of the people’s right to know what happened, the Attorney General has decided to withhold relevant documents. The only way to get to the bottom of what happened is for the Department of Justice to turn over the remaining documents, so that we can work together to ensure this tragedy never happens again.”
By Jim Galloway, Political Insider