Skip to comments.Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House (NOT racist)
Posted on 06/27/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by Libloather
Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House
By Jordy Yager - 06/27/12 06:57 PM ET
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to stage a walkout during Thursdays vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
The CBC is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the details of the walkout and is planning to circulate a letter to House Democrats requesting that they join them on the Capitol steps for a press conference during the contempt vote.
The move comes less than 24 hours before the House plans to vote for the first time in history to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress for not complying with a congressional subpoena. Holder is the first black attorney general in U.S. history.
The walkout is reminiscent of a similar move made by Republicans in 2008 during a Democratic-led vote on whether to hold two senior staffers in President George W. Bushs administration in contempt of Congress.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) then the minority leader led the walkout with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) following closely behind him. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is the sponsor of the contempt resolution against Holder.
The House floor is the scene of a partisan, political stunt, said Boehner at the time. House Democrats have been expressing similar comments about the Holder contempt measure.
On Wednesday evening, in a last-minute effort to stop the vote, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hand-delivered a letter to Boehner signed by 65 Democrats who asked the Speaker to cancel the contempt resolution.
The House Leaderships actions are destructive election-year politics pure and simple," said Jackson Lee in a statement.
The House Rules Committee reported the contempt resolution on Wednesday along party lines, designating 2 hours and 20 minutes of time for floor debate on Thursday.
Issa has led Congresss investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, a program that might have contributed to the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010.
At the center of the dispute is a letter that the Justice Department sent last year to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) stating the agency does everything in its power to stop guns from going into Mexico. Ten months later, the DOJ took the rare step of withdrawing the letter because of false information.
Issa subpoenaed Holder for documents related to the DOJ letter, but the attorney general has refused to fully comply.
Thursday’s shaping up as a real bitch for Obama.
This tribal behavior impresses no one on the outside. This is about right & wrong.
Don’t care what they do, race card expired.
Why don’t they really protest and resign??? Why isn’t there a congressional white caucus???
Indeed—Merely draws attention to the complete disregard for the law by the CBC.
Why isn't there a Congressional White Caucus?
Then they could walk out when the New Black Panthers reps take the floor (NOT racist).
While they (the CBC) are gone, the House should vote to make Jefferson Davis’s birthday a national holiday. LOL.
Let em walk and hopefully keep on walking.
Expect the MSM to give her plenty of face time to cry Wasism!
A black caucus is racist in reality...
The KKK in black face...
Disgusting racist bastards. If Holder was white, this wouldn't be happening and they.....and WE......f***ing well know it.
Black liberals no longer have a place in Washington, DC. They need to be banned Constitutionally. They're idiots.
Of course the actual “act of walking out on the vote”
is not RACIST.
But of course, just talking about it is.
Hopefully they’ll keep walking - into the Potomac!
First and foremost, there shouldn’t be a “black caucus.”. It is racist to the core. Secondly, we have had to listen to Blaxene Waters spew her venom for years. Thirdly, if this happens they should be censored.
So can we have a Congressional White Caucus meeting while they’re out?
“Black liberals no longer have a place in Washington, DC. They need to be banned Constitutionally.”
A big amen. Unfortunately, black elected officials are not ready to lead and that is because they are incapable of making decisions for the greater good of all people. They can not get beyond the color of their own skin and their judgement is skewed because of that one basic fact. Case in point, Obama.
If they're any shade of commie red, they call is social justice, or some other fuzzy feel good shyte.
There will be nothing coming from DC other than more extortion and limits on freedom, and it really doesn't matter which party is in control.
Shades of the fleebaggers from Wisconsin except they kept going until they reached Illinois .
Why don’t the Dems just start their summer vacations early and not bother coming back. If the Republicans had any balls, they’d trip them while they were on their way out.
Let the race pimps go outside and throw their tantrum. Who needs them anyway? They are all just sorry excuses for human beings.
...whadda bunch of racists!!!
“Why isn’t there a Congressional White Caucus?”
I’ve been wondering that a LOT lately.
I hope the National Black Caca don’t all walk out at the same time!!!
The House floor might tip over!
For some reason I don’t think that Rep Allen West will be joining them. Look for his “Yea” vote on contempt vote.
The “racists” won’t like it, but Allen is a patriot.
Get the F OUT and DON’T come back. America will be better for it.
Quite honestly, I didn’t know I had a pimp hand. But now that I do, I’m damn sure gonna use it.
Well good, they can just keep on walking!
BY walking out “in protest”, years from now after the truth comes out and some of them face re-election, they don’t have a vote in favor or against that could be used against them.
I would have walked out too. US attorneys serve at the pleasure of the POTUS, don't they?
Why didn't anyone complain when Clinton "fired all 93 U.S. attorneys"?
What a drag it is remembering all of this old stuff and dragging it up all of the time.
Yeah, show the world how racist you are.
Who needs them? Not me for one.
Yeah. Ain't it cool?
Who really are the racists? These are politicians that can barely function on the street. Elected to be the fools of the socialists and communists.
Lets hope they don’t come back.
What can I say? A bunch of sociopaths.
Term limits is the only solution. We just sacked a 5 term Alcoholic Republican. He’s missed 690+ votes.
His excuse? I was in rehab.
We all know how Maxine Waters, Sheila jackson Lee, Charlie Rangel, and their Muslim part Keith Ellison, feel about white people.
They hate us with a passion.
In their view, nothing, no matter how illegal it is should be prosecuted against a black.
Their walking out is no surprise and is really humorous. I hope the rest of the House laughs at them when they go. They are only showing their racism.
I wonder if caucus has the same root as Caucasian. I wonder if they would have changed their group name if they’d known the two words have the same root.
This reminds me of the pep rally that the DEMOCRAPS held outside the Capital Building to celebrate the IMPEACHMENT of Wiiilllllllleeeeeeeee Clintoooooooooooooo!
Can some post the article below?
In NYTimes Caucus, report:
Dems are calling to NOT vote on contempt and instead .... talk about more gun control. (Yes - literally)
I’m relatively new here, posted something earlier, so Mods won’t allow a second post w/in 24 hrs for a newbie. But I think it belongs ... Thanks!