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Boehner, Cantor Announce House Fast & Furious Contempt Vote Next Week
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Posted on 06/20/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Boehner, Cantor Announce House Fast & Furious Contempt Vote Next Week Posted by Speaker Boehner Press Office June 20, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Fast & Furious operation:

“Despite being given multiple opportunities to provide the documents necessary for Congress’ investigation into Fast and Furious, Attorney General Holder continues to stonewall. Today, the Administration took the extraordinary step of exerting executive privilege over documents that the Attorney General had already agreed to provide to Congress. Fast and Furious was a reckless operation that led to the death of an American border agent, and the American people deserve to know the facts to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. While we had hoped it would not come to this, unless the Attorney General reevaluates his choice and supplies the promised documents, the House will vote to hold him in contempt next week. If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”


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1 posted on 06/20/2012 1:44:27 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Any Republican who votes against this resolution should be defeated in November.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sub-Driver
Color me stunned. Who gave 'em testosterone?

/johnny

3 posted on 06/20/2012 1:47:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

So little Miss Johnie is at it again. Delays the vote to give Holder more time and HIMSELF more time to settle for a half-assed, ludicrous compromise which will undoubtedly let Holder and Obama off the hook!!!
This is a disgrace.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket You know it's coming...
5 posted on 06/20/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: afraidfortherepublic

>Any Republican who votes against this resolution should be defeated in November.

The interesting thing to see will be if they pick up a few Democrats.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Oldpuppymax

That’s what I read too.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 1:50:51 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: Sub-Driver

So little Miss Johnie is at it again. Delays the vote to give Holder more time and HIMSELF more time to settle for a half-assed, ludicrous compromise which will undoubtedly let Holder and Obama off the hook!!!
This is a disgrace.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: JRandomFreeper
Color me stunned. Who gave 'em testosterone?

Scott Walker. The winds are shifting.

9 posted on 06/20/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

from the Hill blog.....
The Congressional Tri-Caucus, meanwhile, condemned the move as “politics at its worst.” The caucus consists of nearly 80, mostly Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Tri-caucus??? How about the white caucus? How about the kenyan caucus? aborigini caucus? eskimo caucus? cracker caucus? cherokee caucus?


10 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: JRandomFreeper
Color me stunned. Who gave 'em testosterone?

Testosterone is not involved. They have none.

What this means is that they have incontrovertible evidence or an unimpeachable whistle-blower.

Both Holder and Obama are going down.

11 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

i like that did not set the day... save hanging holder till 2 days after the court rules on obamacare


12 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT by Zakeet (We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt - Joe Biden)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not today or tomorrow? This sounds like a Johny Boy wussout.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver
Uh, let's not count our chickens quite yet...


15 posted on 06/20/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by LaybackLenny
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I suspect you will see quite a few Democrats from flyover country voting for it. Not for any noble reasons, but because their afraid of the NRA.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Delays the vote??

They’re voting on it next week, not next month.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 1:53:27 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Bulwinkle

The Obamacare decision! Excellent point.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Boehner giving Holder and Obozo cover for more delays, negotiations, etc. I read yesterday that the House had the votes it needed to pass the contempt resolution if it was received from Committee. There’s no reason not to give it a full vote today, let alone tomorrow. Why some hand-waving promise of “sometime next week?” We need to clean house in the House!


19 posted on 06/20/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Boner needs a week to let this cool off to give him an out. I’m sure he is hoping that somehow this vote will just go away in the next week. I’m not saying he will sabatoge the effort. This just looks like Boner added in a cooling off period hoping that Holder will magically please Issa so Boner won’t have to do any heavy lifting here.

Of course the media will work hard to spin a Holder contempt of Congress citation as a racist witch hunt of an innocent man. Whatever. They are the enemy and we have to treat them like the enemy.

Obama sure is an amateur. He is pushing this issue right into the election where it can be used against him.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: ILS21R

Another delay until next week? They’ll never do anything. Holder and Obama must have something on the republican leadership a la Newt’s extra marital carrying on’s -

There is that insider trading deal - I wonder . . .

Next week, they’ll announce another delay.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Count on seeing sixteen pages with something like...

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Meeting adjourned!

Page 17

- - - - -

Ten minute break followed.

Page 36

- - - - -

Erik Holder coughed...

Page 6

- - - - -

“There, we gave them more informative documents, but they still aren’t happy. We knew it!!!! We told you!”


22 posted on 06/20/2012 1:56:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Sub-Driver

the American people deserve to know the facts to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.

Most laws are made because someone did something stupid and most rules and laws are written in blood so I am sure that some new rules will come out of this. I don’t understand why he doesn’t just give the papers so they can figure out how not to allow this to happen again and get on with the business of the country. This is another drama to keep Obama from fixing the economy or answering for it. Obama and company are probably loving this. Most Americans don’t even understand it or even care.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: JRandomFreeper
Who gave 'em testosterone?

The Tea Party.

24 posted on 06/20/2012 1:57:49 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: mortal19440

Why not today or tomorrow?

Because 80% of the time the perp coughs up the requested documents between the time the subcommittee and the full House votes.

To do it any sooner would have given the opposition an argument for the Grand Jury.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by kidd
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To: JRandomFreeper
Who gave 'em testosterone?

Their wives threatened to put them in the dog house permanently?

26 posted on 06/20/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph. God is at the helm.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I read last week that what got Boehner to go along with the push for contempt was a whistle-blower who’s evidence convinced Boehner there was meat behind the probe. I think they have sufficient evidence to go with it in the House. It remains to be seen whether Grassley can hold the GOP together in the Senate...even though the Senate DNC has control and will never vote for contempt.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 1:59:41 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Sub-Driver

Question is when will the msm turn on 0?


28 posted on 06/20/2012 2:01:12 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
So little Miss Johnie is at it again. Delays the vote

WTF are you talking about? What delay? He just scheduled the vote today and there is no indication by him or anyone else that it's going to be delayed.

29 posted on 06/20/2012 2:01:12 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: mortal19440

There’s no hurry. The longer this hangs out there, the more the public will get to know what’s going on. What’s the rush? I’d love to see this still percolating in the news come November.


30 posted on 06/20/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: mortal19440
Most congress critters are fundraising in their districts this week.

They will be there next week to stand in front of cameras and talk when the SCOTUS Obamacare decision is released on Monday.

31 posted on 06/20/2012 2:01:53 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”

That wishy-washy statement doesn't sit well with me. The time is past for Holder to cooperate. Holder had his chance to cooperate. Several chances. It is now time to hold him in contempt and put him behind bars.

32 posted on 06/20/2012 2:03:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What this means is that they have incontrovertible evidence or an unimpeachable whistle-blower.

I agree. Boehner was reluctant to let the committee vote proceed as little as two weeks ago. After the whistleblowers and wire-tap info came out, he has been all for it.

Here's an interesting twist: In the vast majority of cases, the perp has coughed up the subpoenaed information after the Committee vote but before the full chamber vote. But Holder can't do that...Executive Priveledge has been cited. How could he possible submit documents he claims are protected by Executive Privelege?

Holder is toast.

33 posted on 06/20/2012 2:05:20 PM PDT by kidd
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To: SamAdams76

THIS IS HUGH AND SERIES!!!!!

I really am Stuned no one has said it yet.


34 posted on 06/20/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
The number of DUers suggesting Obama should cut Holder loose is growing. And not many are buying the Bush's fault defense. I expect some Dem votes for the contempt charge.
35 posted on 06/20/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: SamAdams76
If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.

It won't happen. Holder CAN'T produce the documents...Holder claims they are protected by Executive Privelege. How could he possibly produce docs that he claims are protected?

Holder shot himself in the foot.

36 posted on 06/20/2012 2:08:48 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Sub-Driver

Addresses and phone numbers of congress critters

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895739/posts

Contact them and Holder feet to the fire!


37 posted on 06/20/2012 2:09:11 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: Bulwinkle

I hope they know the date SC will release the verdict, schedule the vote immediately as soon as the result is announced and ....overwhelm the dem system a’la Alynski.

The MSM will be unable to mount a solid defense and when a talking head starts hammering on one, the Repub being interviewed can just say the other is more important and why are they ignoring the issue?

Total spinout by the dems and MSM.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

ERIC AND BARRY SITTING IN A CELL
WAITING FOR THEIR TRAIN TO HELL

NOTHING LESS SHOULD SATISFY US!


39 posted on 06/20/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: lonevoice
There’s no reason not to give it a full vote today, let alone tomorrow.

There is something called a legislative schedule.

/johnny

40 posted on 06/20/2012 2:11:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

Watch every voting Republican member like a hawk. Get ready to post the vote tally from the Thomas site often, when the time comes. Make sure that everyone sees it.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 2:11:23 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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42 posted on 06/20/2012 2:11:37 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: MestaMachine

This will get past the House, but not the Senate. There’s the rub. It’s what Issa & Grassley do with it after the full Congressional vote that remains to be seen...


43 posted on 06/20/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Michael Steele thinks Issa pushing this is not constructive at this time.
Squishy RINO’s will try to derail this because of “bad optics”.


44 posted on 06/20/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: kidd

Yep they got them all ready.

45 posted on 06/20/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: ILS21R

Since this is a move by the House of Representatives:

I am pretty sure that each & EVERY member of the House only has a 2 year term, and will be up for re-election in November this year.

The vote in committee was strictly along party lines: 23-17.

IMO, each Dem member of this committee is working to try & cover up things for Holder & Obama.

I think they should all be defeated in their districts in November.

i also would like to see charges brought because each and every member of Congress has to be sworn in with words to the effect:
“I will uphold the laws of the United States of America.”

BY TRYING to continue the Holder coverup, are these Dem members of the committee not violating the laws of the USA?

They are covering up for crimes & criminals.

GET THEM OUT OF CONGRESS!!!!!


46 posted on 06/20/2012 2:13:52 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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47 posted on 06/20/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Question is when will the msm turn on 0?

They will only turn on O when they have a better model available.

48 posted on 06/20/2012 2:15:05 PM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: bcsco

This will get past the House, but not the Senate. There’s the rub. It’s what Issa & Grassley do with it after the full Congressional vote that remains to be seen...


‘Obama goes Nixon, claims executive privilege on F&F’

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa notes that this means that Obama is claiming privilege for documents it has been claimed he never saw.

AP: “The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a statement released Wednesday shortly after the president’s move. “How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances. The questions from Congress go to determining what happened in a disastrous government program for accountability and so that it’s never repeated again.”

Grassley is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee and has previously called a Justice Department investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation “botched.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/obama_goes_nixon_claims_executive_privilege_on_ff.html


49 posted on 06/20/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: bcsco

Does go to the Senate. He’s being voted on as Contempt of the house. Goes to prosecutor(apponted) or arrested by sargeant of arms (tried in House) or something similar


50 posted on 06/20/2012 2:16:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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