This is a significant election year issue, but not for the reasons the Left assumes.
Democrats in the U.S. House walked out of the vote session; some believe the investigation and contempt charge are political in nature. Others, to no one’s surprise, are crying racism.
Part of the process did involve politics—foreign policy, for example. The United States conducted a gunwalking operation without alerting the government of Mexico. That’s not just politics, that’s bad politics.
Then there was the political aspect of the initial inquiries when things might have gone a lot smoother if the Obama administration had just been forthcoming.
CNN, like others, pointed out, “[A] Democratic-controlled House voted in early 2008 to hold then-White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and then-White House Counsel Harriet Miers in contempt for actions relating to the controversial dismissal of several U.S. prosecutors.”
Democrats missed an important point, however, in their defense of Holder.
If there’s nothing to hide, nothing to cover up, nothing for the U.S. people to be concerned about, the documents would have been released. That seems to be the least we could do for the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The fact President Barack Obama erected a wall between the people and those documents suggests guilt on some level. It really is just that simple.
Related at The US Report
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/June 28, 2012)