WASHINGTON, June 21 -
Mr. Speaker, the government continues to hide the evidence of the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.
The attorney general says he doesnít know who authorized this reckless and deadly operation, but he still conceals documents to show what occurred. The President claims he was not involved, but minutes before Congress began the process to hold the Attorney General in contempt, the President ñ ìthe leader of the most transparent administration in historyî ñ desperately asserted executive privilege to withhold the documents from Congress.
According to The Washington Times, when the President was a Senator, he said this about the previous administration:
ìThere has been a tendency on the part of the administration to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there is something a little shaky taking place. I think the administration would best be served by coming clean on this. There doesnít seem to be any national security involved.î
Mr. Speaker, that was then, and this is now. And this President conveniently does exactly what he criticized others for doing.
So the saga of the Republic continues, and thatís just the way it is.