Cummings Issues Mealy-Mouthed Statement On Lawsuit Against Holder

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has stayed true to form and issued a statement accusing Republicans of playing politics.

Cummings Issues Statement on Issa Suit Against Attorney General Eric Holder

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 13, 2012) – Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after Chairman Darrell Issa announced plans to file a federal lawsuit today against Attorney General Eric Holder for documents related to the subpoena on Operation Fast & Furious.

“It seems clear that House Republican leaders do not want to resolve the contempt issue and prefer to generate unnecessary conflict with the Administration as the election nears,” said Cummings. “Unfortunately, the American public suffers as House Republicans disregard the real work that needs to be done.”

I guess the best thing that you can say about Rep. Cummings is that he is consistent in his defense of Eric Holder and the Obama Administration. Cummings give truth to the Emerson quote that “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds; adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines”.

Case Filed Against Holder

It’s official. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has filed suit against Attorney General Eric Holder. The committee is seeking a declaratory judgment to force him to turn over the documents that they are seeking in connection with their investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.

The full title of the case is Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives v. Holder. The case is filled in US District Court for the District of Columbia and the assigned case number is 1:12-cv-01332.

The Federal Court’s database Pacer shows the case but not the associated documents for the case as of this morning. I assume we will be seeing that later.

The committee’s website does not have any further information on the suit.