Skip to comments.House moves toward contempt vote after Eric Holder balks on gun documents
Posted on 06/20/2012 6:22:41 AM PDT by marktwain
WASHINGTON -- Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday, when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel's inquiry into the flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation run by the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.
Mr. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, met for about 20 minutes in an extraordinary bargaining session in the House majority leader's Capitol office. They emerged with Mr. Issa saying the attorney general told him that the department "would not be producing" some 1,300 pages of documents the committee had subpoenaed.
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President has approved it!
I think Holder and Obama had no choice but to proceed down this path. It is a dangerous path for them and will force (fingers crossed) the MSM to finally pay attention to the issue. I have always thought that the only court that counts in F&F is the Court of Public Opinion and right now the great majority of that court has never even heard of F&F.
A gift to Romney. Will he accept it and act on it - that is the question.
Because the race card has not been thrown on the table. When Holder says your doing this to me and my president because we’re black, this is hate filled republicans attacking a black president,and the media backing Holder and pointing the racist finger at anyone who questions the dear leader and his minions. Then the race card is in.
Isn’t this a tacit admission that the executive branch created and ran this operation in direct refutiation of prior claims? Isn’t it enough to go forward with perjury charges?
DO IT!!! Just freakin’ DO IT!!!! For ONCE I want to see the GOP STAND TALL and move forward with little or no concern about their damned jobs. Let the concern for our country and it’s people and our constitution be what they should be concerned about. HERE IS THEIR CHANCE!!!!
Dear God what has happened to good and decent people?
As for Boehner...I don’t even want to see his crying face out there. I think if it hadn’t been for him Issa would have served the contempt a LONG TIME AGO.
If that is the case then Eric Cantor is no longer respected in my book ... THAT’S what the GOP does...they work against each other privately. DISGUSTING doesn’t even begin to describe their weak kneed behaviors..