Republicans are rushing to investigate Democrats, The President, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, but not BP? In fact, they blocked the investigation into the BP fiasco. Blocking subpoena power in disaster investigative commissions is unheard of. The terrorists crisis, the financial crisis and Three Mile Island commissions all had subpoena power. However, Senate Republicans gave no explanation on Monday when they blocked the Presidential Commission on the BP oil spill from having subpoena power to conduct the investigation. Subpoena power in BP oil spill investigation blocked by Senate Republicans Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday rejected an attempt by Democrats to subpoena the CEOs of BP and the other companies blamed for last years massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. every Republican on the committee voted to table the subpoena request. BP Gulf Oil Spill: Republicans block subpoenas Republicans have been investigating like crazy. Eric Holder made them look like fools. Hillary Clinton warned them last year this could happen in Libya. Republicans even apologized to BP because Obama got 20 billion from them for their mess. But Republicans block an investigation? At least long enough for the paper shredders to do their job. And I thought al Qaeda was bad. They blocked the BP investigation? How could they do that? How could USMB Republicans defend that?