In a Congress of more than 600 people, odds were that at least one Democrat has a soul troubled by an Administration that required Mexican citizens to die for Operation Fast and Furious, and it seems likely that the Blue Dogs will be the ones that turn the tide.
A spokesperson for Boren, a conservative Democrat who is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, said the congressman had “no comment” on whether he still has confidence in Holder.
This is the first time a Democrat has openly refused to support Holder as 120 congressmen, three senators, two sitting governors and all major GOP presidential candidates demand his resignation.
Boren was one of 31 Democrats who signed a letter to President Barack Obama on June 3, 2011, asking him to direct the Justice Department and Holder to provide all information and documents related to Fast and Furious to congressional investigators.
Obama and Holder have apparently ignored the request from Boren and his colleagues, and are still withholding more than 70,000 pages of lawfully subpoenaed documents from House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.
When the first active defections start in Congress, expect them to result in a tidal wave once Democrats discover that there is no way for the Obama Administration to punish them for doing what is morally right, legally demanded, and politically intelligent.