Skip to comments.Marco Rubio: Eric Holder should be held in contempt of Congress [VIDEO]
Posted on 06/27/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT by Nachum
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he supports House Republican efforts to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to comply with the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
Congress has a legitimate constitutional right to have oversight over the attorney general and the Justice Department, Rubio said in a weekly video series in which he responds to constituent mail from Floridians. Thats one of the legitimate roles of the House, is to have oversight to basically hold accountable the decisions made by these agencies.
Congress requested records, Rubio continued. They said, Let us see your records, your emails, your decision making memos. Let us look at these things, so we can make sure when you knew these things and how far along did you know it, and what you did to stop it. And the attorney general has refused to provide those documents. Theyve even offered him to show those documents in a private setting, so that the most sensitive ones dont become public and dont undermine the Justice Departments ability to do their work. But again, the attorney general has refused.
Rubio went on to explain how the committee, which has subpoena power, again, under the Constitution and laws of this country, has voted to hold him in contempt. The committee did, and now, the full House will hold a vote on that as well.
Rubio said he agrees with the Houses scheduled contempt vote on Thursday. I think that it is outrageous for any attorney general, Republican or Democrat, to refuse to comply with Congress constitutional right to hold them accountable and the Justice Department accountable. I would say that if this was a Republican,
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Rubio, oh, Rubio. Wherefore art thou, Rubio???
Here and there and everywhere...or so it seems.
Rubio is a Rino. He’s barking up the wrong tree..