Skip to comments.Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things
Posted on 01/01/2011 10:52:06 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
As House Republicans weigh how to spend their time after taking power of the oversight committees in January, Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged the committee overseeing his department to "focus on things that are not going to be politically attractive but will be of substance."
Before November's mid-term elections, Republicans on Capitol Hill promised to investigate allegations by two attorneys -- one currently with the Justice Department -- that the department's Civil Rights Division is "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting rights laws. But the Justice Department has repeatedly denied such allegations, and congressional hearings on the matter are not a sure thing, with the House Judiciary Committee yet to place such a hearing on its calendar, according to one committee staffer.
"I am committed to fair and reasonable oversight of the Justice Department and to ensuring openness and transparency of our federal law enforcement agencies," incoming committee chairman Lamar Smith, R-Tex., said in a statement.
But, Smith said, the allegations against the Justice Department are "troubling," and, "We need to make sure that our laws are being equally enforced."
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Happy New Year! ...may you and all your crew end up in jail.
In other words, kindly ignore all the really bad stuff we've done over the last two years...
Stuff Holder’s “environmental justice” right up his...
Cut the DOJ’s budget. No wasted time nor money on worthless investigations. Keep it simple stupid. Hit them where it hurts ... SPENDING.
we’re gettin’ ready to have the most fun since we were born
This looks to be a whole lot of ‘substance.’
Yeah, it’s a shame how a simple thing like a subponea can really screw up your day...
I think the Constitution is pretty substantive. The oversight committee should just wave that in Holder’s face and tell him they’re following his advice.
But what if it’s “substance” AND “politically attractive”?
I say can Holder right away. If he doesn’t want to enforce our voting laws, please find someone who will.
Eric The Red had best prepare himself for a nice little anal exam.
Well!There sure is a lot of stuff for the Republicans to look into and I hope that they look at everything.
He hears the footsteps... (love your screen name!)
Takes a 2/3rds vote in the Senate where the GOP doesn’t even have a simple majority. The GOP will have to settle for being able to finally subpeona Justice and start documenting all of the malfeasance.
The anatomical question of the 2011: Do Republicans now have a spine and is it a permanent spine or is it the kind that melts quickly, like a popsicle on a warm sunny day?
H0lder has no substance.
This is a preview of the coming spin from Holder - that GOP investigations will be politically motivated (as if we needed such).
Not “Politically Attractive” Things???? Does he mean things the people of this country want?
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”
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