Working with the nation's top anti-gun activists to divert attention from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Fast and Furious" scandal, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, held a "forum" on Thursday, June 30 to address what he sees as too narrow a focus in the ongoing investigation of the controversial program and by the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
Not surprisingly, Rep. Cummings and his allies contend that
The forum comes just weeks after Chairman Issa held a series of hearings on the reckless operation that pushed
Among those participating in the forum were anti-gun stalwarts Kristen Rand, legislative director of the
Perhaps most absurdly, during the forum's question and answer session, VPC's
The Fox News article further reports that Rep. Issa is questioning Rep. Cummings' timing and motive in holding the forum.
"This is a predictable maneuver from a minority that has sought to obstruct the investigation into Justice Department sanctioned gunwalking," Issa spokeswoman Becca Glover Watkins told FoxNews.com. "It will not affect the committee's continued focus on a reckless operation that has been linked to deaths on both sides of the border."
That investigation should continue until it gets full answers to the many troubling questions "Fast and Furious" has raised so far.