House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama and his team were ignoring a congressional subpoena — something the courts have long recognized as valid — and said lawmakers were left with no choice but to ask the third branch to referee.It was always a big question as to whether Boehner had the stones to carry this through in an election year. Apparently, he does.
“By stonewalling Congress and ignoring a contempt order, the Justice Department has left the House no choice but to take legal action so we can get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious operation that cost border agent Brian Terry his life,” Mr. Boehner said.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Washington Times reports that the House leadership is going to court to get Holder and the Obama Administration to comply with a subpoena for documents related to the debacle known as Fast and Furious.