Skip to comments.GOP setting up roadblocks for Holder
Posted on 01/14/2009 7:29:39 AM PST by george76
Senate Republicans have invited the son of man killed in a 1975 Puerto Rican nationalist bombing as well as a former FBI agent who investigated two violent groups supporting Puerto Rican independence to appear at Eric Holders confirmation hearings.
In particular, they question Holders role in President Clintons 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich as well as Holders involvement in Clintons 1999 decision to grant clemency to 16 violent Puerto Rican nationalists.
To drive home those questions, Republicans have arranged for Joseph F. Connor, whose father was killed in the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New York City, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it considers Holders nomination.
"Eric Holder has been nominated for the top law enforcement position in the country, yet, if this is true, he supported and pushed for the release of terrorists," Connor told the Los Angeles Times in a Jan. 9 story on Holders role in the clemency application for the Puerto Rican nationalists. These individuals were members of the group FALN and another organization.
Clinton granted the clemency requests in 1999, and Holder helped override concerns from top DOJ officials about the decision, according to the newspaper. "How can he reconcile that? Why would he push for something so dangerous?"Connor asked.
Richard Rick Hahn is another GOP witness. Hahn investigated the FALNs activities for 13 years, and he told the L.A. Times that Holders involvement in the commutations was an outrage.
Holders commitment - or lack thereof - to the rights of gun owners and the Second Amendment has also become a talking point for Republicans opposing his confirmation.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
“In particular, they question Holders role in President Clintons 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich as well as Holders involvement in Clintons 1999 decision to grant clemency to 16 violent Puerto Rican nationalists.”
I don’t see this working, to be honest.
The GOP needs to go after the Sec of Treasury nominee.
Holders chix comin’ home!
I’m interested to see where this nomination goes but what I’m waiting for is O’s appointment of a new F.B.I director. You have to know that there’s no way he’s keeping Muller. Is this where Gorelick will wind up?
The Republicans are powerless. All they can do is grandstand and mope. They cannot stop this or anyone else’s nomination from being approved.............
I dont see this working, to be honest.
The GOP needs to go after the Sec of Treasury nominee.
If the republicans in congress had a set they could eliminate a number of these cabinet people. Geithner, Holder, Daschle for his lobby ties, Browner.
What a ship of fools. (the cabinet appointees -— actually the Republicans also.)
The only way to stop Holder is to raise a big stink, which the republicans will not do for fear of being called racists.....
We have to beat the Republicans before we have a hope of beating the Democrats.
It seems that a LOT of Obama’s nominees have shady dealings in their past.
Of course, when you are a lightweight political hack from the Daly chicago machine, it was inevitable.
Pity McLame didn’t have the gonads to talk about it.
I wrote both my Senators about my opposition to Holder. I can’t wait to see Hatch’s reply, particularly after reading his pathetic reply to my support for clemency for a couple of Border Patrol agents.
If the Republicans raise too much of a stink, the chairman will have their remarks stricken from the record, and they will be banned from the hearings. The chairman can declare a question “Not Allowed” and the Republicans cannot do a thing............
He has left office, but our former RINO senator from hell refuses to stop screwing us.
Completely agree. This guy can do so much damage to our gun rights that we'll never recover from. My question is where are our talkies on this?
Levin touched on him for about a minute. He needs to be hammered with prejudice.
His hearings start tomorrow.
I wonder if Republicans will be able to do “Senatorial Holds” on nominees and legislation.
they need to go after BOTH Holder and Geithner....
Only if they dare risk being called racists and bigots.............
True enough, I just think they have no chance of stopping Holder...if for no other reason than RINO’s like McLame and Spectator.
Call your Senators—even your Dem Sen ators(phone numbers are on senate.gov) and tell them no way on Holder, Browner, Geithner,Solis and Clinton.
Let’s prep the political battlefield.
RINOs to the left of me...
As I said, if they can’t stop Holder, they should stop pretending they are an effective political party. Holder is probably the worst of Obama’s choices.
Wow, I've loathed and opposed this guy for his pardon malfeasance and gun banner stance and until this post, I didn't know he was black. I guess that makes me a racist *rolleyes*
I hope Mr. Robinson is screening new sign-ups to FR. There’s an army of obamabot trolls probing all over the place.
Just look what happened to http://www.teamsarah.org
The Republicans need to stand solidly against EVERYTHING that Uhbama and the Democrats do. They should stand on principle. They should not be afraid to use words like “liar”, or “evil”, or “unconstitutional”, or “socialist”. They should fight tooth and nail against Obammunism....They should...but I don’t have high hopes... (since when have the Republicans stood on principle? Much less conservative principles?)
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