Skip to comments.Newt: As speaker, I would defund Justice Dept. until Holder ousted
Posted on 08/12/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller on Friday that if he were still atop the House of Representatives, he would defund the Department of Justice until Attorney General Eric Holder resigned or was fired.
TheDC asked Gingrich if he would send Capitol Hill police to arrest Holder, as the Washington Times had suggested the House could, now that he is in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress.
No, Gingrich said in response, during a wide-ranging interview with TheDC staff in the news outlets Washington, D.C., offices. If I were speaker, Id cut off funding because thats real. If I were speaker, Id announce that were not moving any appropriations for the Justice Department as long as Holder is attorney general.
The reason [former President Bill] Clinton and I got a lot done is we both understood what was real, Gingrich added. Yeah, we held press conferences and we postured, but we had real brawls. We closed the government. We had real fights and people got it. The reason we were re-elected in 96 is we had the guts to close the government.
I don’t love Newt but that’s the kind of bold action we need.
In fact I would go further and defund them till they start doing their damn job.
We need a Speaker with some real courage instead of the wimp we have now.
Boehner was a mistake I hope is rectified when the new group of Republicans come in this November.
“... thats the kind of bold action we need.”
I think it would be a good step for Michele Bachmann to take the speaker’s position.
Reopen the House Bank!
His track record as respects values is nothing to write home about.
That’s my boy. Defund the bastards! But heck, they folded on defunding ObamaCare. Must be something to the rumors that Bohener was denutted at birth.
“Must be something to the rumors that Bohener was denutted at birth.”
It is, in fact, true. Obama keeps them in a jar on his desk. A very very small jar...
Correct, we know who had the balls
Of interest ping.
Got it. Thank you again.
How about at the convention, Rombag is replaced with Newt.
Was Reno held in comtempt of Congress?
Somebody will have to wake Boehner up and see what he thinks about Newt’s idea, and you probably should tell him that Paul Ryan, from the TEA Party, is the VP nominee, too.
“Reopen the House Bank!”
And re-elect Marie Rose Oakar, so she can use the bank!
"Mary Rose Oakar is the president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, an organization that calls itself a non-religious advocacy group for Arabs, though it supports Islamic radicalism. Ms. Oakar held office as a United States Congresswoman from 1977-1993, and she was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives from 2000-2002. In February 1995, Oakar was charged with seven federal felonies related to financial disclosure irregularities. "
Looks like she is still "in business".
How would the speaker of the house defund an entire agency? Wouldn’t he have to actually get the house and senate to vote for that, and the president to sign it?
Stop talking like that. You’ll make Mr. Speaker cry again.
Yeah, that’s what I thought when I read it too. He’s just a bag of hot air still trying to get noticed.
Newt's right on this...
Gingrich's house never got around to it.
Exactly how many Departments were defunded after Waco and Ruby Ridge?
Approx the same number that were defunded ever.
So the Newtster is still blowing smoke....
Sure you would, Tiger.
Ya kow I do not have any use for Nancy Pelosi, but she knew how to use power..
Speaker Boehner has no idea.
The same way that dirty harry vetos everything in the senate- by not allowing a vote on any funding.
In 1998, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee voted to cite Reno for contempt of Congress for not turning over documents during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The full House of Representatives never voted on the resolution and the documents were turned over to the House.
Since such an attempt would never be raised in the Senate, the discussion is of no consequence. It is Newt speak for “look at me, look at me!!”
Wow. just WOW. Newt has the balls of a 12 year old. Boner doesn’t have any. Where are the real men of the GOP?
“Boehner was a mistake I hope is rectified when the new group of Republicans come in this November.”
It’s sad that Boehner was the best we had at the time. Sad!
I don’t really believe that Boehner was the best we had at the time. The RINO Republicans seem to pick their leadership by who’s turn it is instead of who is best. That is how we got Romney and Mitch McConnell and McCain and Dole.
I believe they got Boehner because they felt it was his turn and we got screwed in the process. Probably will happen again next year too.
I see the attitudes of the mainstream, east coast, GOP establishment beginning to turn. They must understand that the bulk of the GOP voters no longer follow that body.
The concept of ‘go along to get along’ is BUNKUM. The Tea Party has taken hold and the next election will seal the fate of the Rockyfeller Republicans.
I hope you are right.