The Fix: Fast and Furious

Why ‘Fast and Furious’ is a political loser

The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (R) talks with House Oversight Committee and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files
If both parties know what’s good for them, that vote will never happen. Why? In short, it’s a political loser for both sides that, if they choose to pursue it to its natural end, will wind up making both Democrats and Republicans look worse than people already think they are.

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