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House holds Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents
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The House on Thursday cited Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt of Congress in a historic vote weighted with political significance — though it does little to break the stalemate over his decision to withhold documents regarding the Justice Department’s actions in a botched gunwalking operation.
The House voted 255-67 to hold Mr. Holder in criminal contempt in a vote that amounted to a political spanking for the attorney general and President Obama, underscored by the 17 Democrats who joined Republicans.
Most Democrats walked out of the vote in a protest led by the Congressional Black Caucus.
The vote marks the first time an attorney general has been held in contempt by a chamber of Congress.
“We’ve shown more than enough good faith, but the White House has chosen to invoke executive privilege. That leaves us no other options,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. “The only recourse left for the House is to continue seeking the truth and to hold attorney general in contempt of Congress.”
Speaking in New Orleans afterward, Mr. Holder called the vote “misguided and political” and said he ended the gunwalking program once he learned of it — though that was after guns involved were found at the site of a shootout that left a U.S. Border Patrol agent dead.
Mr. Holder said he thought Republicans were retaliating against him because he has blocked voter-identification laws in Republican states, and he has repeatedly chided the GOP for even making the attempt.
“Today’s vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is, at base, both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the American people,” he said. “They expect — and deserve — far better.”
Minutes after the criminal contempt vote, the House voted 258-95 to pursue a civil contempt case against Mr. Holder in court, with 21 Democrats joining that effort.
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How will Attorney General Eric Holder attempt to save himself?
A. He will play the race card!
B. He will rely on getting a Presidential pardon along with all the members of the administration and the Czars before Obama is driven out of office on January 19th, 2013.
C. Likely both options.
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327 days ago
Finally a bi-partisan bill gets passed in the House. Think this might make the liberal democRATs and their media cronies happy? It does give you some optomism for the Nation when at least a few left wing politicians put crime prosecution ahead of party politics.
326 days ago
You can be sure the justice department is now trying to dig up as much dirt on those who voted to hold him in contempt as possible. Remember he is a Chicago thug. When Chicago thugs get angry, they get even. Watch and see.
Maybe that's what happened to Justice Roberts, just protecting his family from the Chicago thugs after being threatened for his vote.
326 days ago
You can't dismiss the race card. That's usually their first choice.
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