Dems Seek Resolution of Inquiry

Raw Story reports that Rush Holt (D-NJ), joined by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Jay Insley (D-WA), with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) coordinating the effort, plans to introduce a Resolution of Inquiry “calling on the White House and other Bush agencies to produce any and all documents relating to the outing of a covert CIA agent.” Don’t get too excited—Holt introduced essentially the same thing in 2003, which was voted down by the GOP-dominated House, and it will be again. But it’s nice to know they’re trying.
That the Democrats are filing the resolution tomorrow -- on the second anniversary of the Robert Novak column outing covert agent Valerie Plame -- is not a coincidence, an aide said.
Nice symbolism, if nothing else. How totally pathetic that it’s a foregone conclusion the Republicans will vote down an inquiry into the outing of a covert CIA operative specializing in WMD proliferation. Strong on defense indeed.

Defense of their own is all I see.

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