Skip to comments.Republicans open door to negotiating with Holder over contempt push
Posted on 06/13/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by ColdOne
Top Republican lawmakers opened the door to negotiating with Eric Holder Wednesday in order to potentially avoid a contempt vote in Congress, a day after the attorney general said he's willing to make "compromises."
Republican lawmakers and Holder are at a standoff over documents pertaining to the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.
After Holder said he's willing to reach a compromise, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Wednesday sent a letter to the attorney general urging him to make the committee an offer.
"Let me be clear -- if the Department of Justice submits a serious proposal for how it intends to alter its refusal to produce critical documents subpoenaed by the Committee, I am ready and willing to meet to discuss your proposal," Issa wrote.
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Hopefully Issa is the spider and Holder is the fly.
That would make Boehner the cockroach? ;-)
Holder is damned if he does or damned if he doesn’t. He deserves no better.
"If" is (or should be) a pretty big word.
Please, please, please get these damned republodems out of my government. They are as culpable as holder and obamalamadindong in this, as well as the demise of our country.
What’s to negotiate?
Why is it that Republicans pitch to a 1-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, and then say “let’s flip a coin to see who wins” ?
Obama may blame Bush for Holder’s problems.
“Whats to negotiate?”
Evidently the RINOs feel that the murder of a US border patrol agent is an issue open to negotiation. Despicable. Absolutely despicable.
What is there to negotiate? Holder was involved in smuggling automatic weapons into Mexico, specifically into the Mexican Drug Cartel’s hands; and AT LEAST 2 Federal Agents were killed with these weapons, plus an unknown number of civilians.
Live like a thug, get charged like a thug. What is there to negotiate?
I wonder if sedition or espionage are still illegal?..
Fast and Furious would qualify as both..
Americas constitution does not deal well with treason..
Must be if we elect bastards we deserve them..
America actually elected a known in your face Marxist as President..
AND then the republicans selected the inventor of Romney-care to run against the inventor of Obama-care..
America generally must have devolved to idiot status..
AND ONLY the democrats know this..
There will be no “compromise.”
Methinks Holder has information that he (mistakenly) thinks will exonorate his miserable butt from prosecution. And he wants to show this information behind closed doors — just between us guys ya know? At my house, okay?
No matter what Holder has, Issa is duty-bound to press forward with the terms of the subpoena. (Please not that there’s been plenty of time to jimmy up some workable forgeries in this case.) And if this “hot stuff” isn’t hot enough, then Issa is EQUALLY duty-bound to hang Holder’s ass!
Aw, to hell with it. Just HANG HOLDER and let the chips fall where they may! What’s the worst that can happen by hanging him?
—I said, “My, my ‘my! Said the spider to a fly,
Jump right ahead in my web.”—
Remember folks that this is the same man who stonewalled the after action investigation of Waco, Texas.
In either case, Obama winning or Obama losing, once the Presidential elections are over nothing will be done to Mr Attorney General “Witholder” because that is the way it is done inside the beltway.
If I was in Congress i would tell Mr “Witholder” the following
Tomorrow starts the reduction of the Department of Justice's budget for the next year. Every day you fail to produce all of the subpoenaed documents the Department loses 4 per cent of its budget. Only complete delivery of the unedited documents will stop this withholding of taxpayer funds. The cuts will start in your personal office and continue through out the rest of the Department if necessary. There will be no recoloring of the money to pay any bills or salary.
Since you have been hell on wheels when private citizens don't respond to your subpoenas it is time for you to receive the same treatment at both a personal and professional level.
OMG GOP - a full year and a half of stonewalling and now you want to COMPROMISE?
That's a compromise I could vote for.
Without the MSM reporting on it night after night like they would for a GOP Attorney General NOTHING will happen
That is the way it is
Reminds me of my Dad's favorite saying to me..."It is what it is, boy".
Lets hope so, huh?
Twenty-five years to life, it it were me doing the negotiating.
It’s a trick. Everybody knows.
Just when I was starting to think the Republicrats had undergone a collective spine transplant...!
We don't negotiate with terrorists.
Good Grief! The damn pubbies ain’t even toe-to-toe with the criminal AG and already they are caving...
Don’t give him an inch!
Make him deliver the docs!
boner is as much an enemy to Freedom and Liberty as obama is himself. As a Christian, I am finding it difficult not to hate this pos racist criminal... but I must refrain. I despise him to the power of 10,000!
Does anyone still think voting for RINOs is a good idea? Hey, let’s make one President!
I was speaking of both boner and holder... sorry.
I was speaking of both boner and holder... sorry.
Imagine if they both went independent and ran together as President and Vice...
More like Invertibrate RINOs decide to allow Holder a race based pass.
Pullis Femis RINOs.
The Boehner compromise will be: Holder can continue stonewalling Issa and, in return, the House GOP will cancel the contempt vote.
Well, the deal’s been inked and signed. Issa let Holder off the hook. “Vote Postponed until review of the ‘new’ documents.”