Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy, (D-VT) was on "Meet The Press" this morning to discuss the ongoing DOJ and White House scandals. and clearly states that if George Bush and Dick Cheney continue to withhold requested documents and ignore the subpoenas they have been issued, he will hold a vote to hold them in contempt of Congress. If the Democrats are paying any attention to their miserable poll numbers and the blogs, they will see that America is clamoring for them to stand up to our out of control Executive Branch and force them to comply with the law. Leahy did well this morning, calling Timmeh out on his RNC, straw man question right out of the gate:
Russert: "As you well know you've issued subpoenas on the Bush White House regarding the eavesdropping - wiretapping put in place by the President after September 11th. Critics this morning will say, Senator, that this plan is so essential for monitoring contact between international terrorists and people here in the United States, that subpoenas now is very very counter-productive and could effect our anti-terrorism situation.
Leahy: "Well, of course that's the kind of talking point that the White House is trying to put out. The White House has chosen confrontation over cooperation I think that's unfortunate. Nobody on my committee, Republican or Democrat, is trying to subpoena the operations of what's been done in wiretapping terrorists..."