Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) called House Minority Leader
“I’m telling you, this is connected,” Pelosi said during a news conference. “It is no accident. It is a decision and it is as clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name ... as he goes forward to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Apparently, I’m mind-numbingly stupid too, because I made the same assertion some months ago. In fact, I believe Republicans stole the recent Wisconsin recall election. Call me paranoid, but if Issa had a genuine interest in getting to the bottom of this matter, he would have called ATF agents and the one who implemented the program. “Fast and Furious” was put into place by the special agent who runs the Phoenix ATF and authorized by the Arizona U.S. Attorney, without the authority of the Justice Department. It was a U.S. Attorney flexing his State’s Rights authority. Funny how the party who yells so much about State’s Rights now want to pretend they don’t exist.