CBC Chairman Cleaver’s Statement on Rep. Issa’s Intent to File a Civil Lawsuit against Attorney General Holder
For Immediate Release: August 13, 2012
Executive Director: Angela Rye
CBC Chairman Cleaver’s Statement on Rep. Issa’s Intent to File a Civil Lawsuit against
Attorney General Holder
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Emanuel Cleaver released the following statement after Chairman Darrell Issa announced his intent to file a federal civil lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder for documents related to the subpoena on Operation Fast and Furious:
“While this Congress should be addressing critical issues like creating jobs and fixing our economy, House Republicans continue their plot to discredit Attorney General Holder. Instead of protecting the right to vote for millions of Americans across this country, they are diverting the Justice Department’s attention away from challenging discriminatory and restrictive voter ID laws proposed in thirty four states.
“This partisan effort to distract Americans from Republican inaction on the real problems we face every day continues. It’s a waste of tax payers’ money and it’s a disgrace to the American people. It is past time for Congress to get serious, work together, and do what is necessary to get this country focused on issues that really matter.”