Skip to comments.Hoyer: Some Dems Will Vote To Hold Holder In Contempt For Fast And Furious
Posted on 06/26/2012 4:37:03 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
WASHINGTON (AP) Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if theres a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.
The chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRAs call for a yes vote.
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The only way Dems will vote for it is if it is going to pass anyway and they are just providing political cover
I thought bipartisanship was “good”?
Boehner has the votes or he wouldn’t bring it to the floor.
Lotta Dems trying to distance themselves from Dumb0 now that they can see November from their houses...
It’s going to pass ANYWAY so political cover is the order of the day!
What's with the if?
OK, it does come from CBS, but still.............
Thursday shaping up to be an epic day. The King will need to stock up on the nicorette.
This is awesome news. I’m sure that some of the delay on this was to make sure that they would have some Dem votes for the contempt charge.
You can bet Steny will vote whichever way Nancy Pelosi tells him to.
But Steny has a chance of being whipped this year too. Last year Lollar gave him a rune for his money and made a fool of him at every debate they had. Only the Blacks in PG and Upper Charles County saved him.
This year he faces O’Donnell and O’Donnell has a following.
Lollar is saving himself for the Governorship I believe.
Contempt AND stike down of obamacare would cause much whiskey ingestion.......and spiking the football.
Isn't it a simple majority vote? That should make it close to a sure thing. Unless there are a number of Republicans yearning to be tarred and feathered.
Dana Perino said 31 dems would vote contempt.
How about the GOA (Gun Owners of America) which was formed in 1975. Many NRA Members, who have gotten fed up with the NRA, for various reasons, have joined the GOA. They need to make their presence known on this matter as well.
Injected? CBS just couldn't let a story about the NRA go by without some kind of cheap shot.
This right here.
Numerous Congressmen and Senators (like Joe Manchin of WV) have stated they are NOT attending the Dem Convention in NC in September. Also, the Gov. of WV is declining to go and be associated with Obama. The latest to announce as a will be “no show” is U.S. Senator Clair McCaskill of Missouri and the State’s Gov. Jay Dixon; who is also up for reelection this year and wants to disassociate himself from Obama. Rats deserting a sinking ship comes to mind.
And, to think: Claire McCaskill was “in love” with Obama his first two years in office. I told everybody, she was his “girlfriend”. She looked at him with adoring eyes and defended his every bone-head move. What a difference one little reelection campaign makes. But, Claire is going to get her butt handed to her on Election Day.
Yeah buddy, and it's my work from home day, Señor Limbaugh will be blaring out of my speakers!!!
Ahhhh....Good old SeeBS. Its not about truth or doing THE RIGHT THING.
Its about keeping allegiance with THEIR party.
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