Democrats join Fast and Furious accountability efforts | The Daily Caller The willingness of democrats to lay down for this administration seems to be dwindling. Snip: Congressional Democrats are abandoning their party line en masse to support efforts to hold the administration accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. In another sign of bipartisanship on Fast and Furious accountability, 142 House Democrats backed an amendment from Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday, which prevents the Department of Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. Though 41 Democrats voted against it, the bipartisan support could be a sign that frustration over the administration stonewalling on Fast and Furious transcends party lines. Chaffetz pitched House Democrats in a feisty House floor speech before the vote to join him in demanding accountability. He argued that Attorney General Eric Holders failure to comply with the Fast and Furious congressional subpoena is anything but a partisan political fight. He said its an issue of separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches, and that all Americans should be embarrassed by whats happening in Fast and Furious.