President Obama’s decision yesterday to invoke Executive Privilege may have given Attorney General Eric Holder political cover – but it conservative bloggers and tweeps the campaign ultimate
Obama is not the first president to exercise his right to use Executive Privilege. President Clinton used it. So did President Bush. But there is a significant difference. First – both Clinton and Bush had some sort of vested interest in invoking Executive Privilege.
To my knowledge, President Obama has no apparent connection to the “Fast and Furious” hullabaloo.
So why is he invoking Executive Privilege?
Regardless, “Fast and Furious” can no longer be swept under the rug by the liberal media elites. Once the President comments on the program from the Bully Pulpit all eyes and ears are turned toward them.
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Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) expressed outrage that many Americans share over the administration’s handling of the scandal.
“I truly apologize to the Terry family for what you've had to endure, and that we have an attorney general like this,” he said.
But Holder is downplaying the issue.
“That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous administration,” Holder said.
Not once did Holder mention Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent who was gunned down at the hands of a “Fast and Furious” weapon. Not once did he invoke this American hero’s name. Not once did he say anything about justice for Terry’s family.
Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to place the blame on the Bush Administration – even though “Fast and Furious” had absolutely nothing to do with President Bush.