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Newt: As speaker, I would defund Justice Dept. until Holder ousted
The Daily Caller ^ | 08/11/2012 | Matthew Boyle

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 outlet’s Washington, D.C., offices. “If I were speaker, I’d cut off funding because that’s real. If I were speaker, I’d announce that we’re 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.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhodoj; boehner; corruptdems; newt

1 posted on 08/12/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 6:01:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: CaptainKrunch
Sure Newt. Just like you did with Reno when you were Speaker....
4 posted on 08/12/2012 6:04:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cripplecreek

“... that’s the kind of bold action we need.”

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Yep!


5 posted on 08/12/2012 6:05:04 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: Venturer

I think it would be a good step for Michele Bachmann to take the speaker’s position.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 6:06:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SumProVita

Reopen the House Bank!


7 posted on 08/12/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CaptainKrunch
When Newt was Speaker he made it a point to tell the nation he was everyone's Speaker, not just the Republicans'

His track record as respects values is nothing to write home about.

8 posted on 08/12/2012 6:09:54 PM PDT by stevem
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 6:10:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MestaMachine

ping


10 posted on 08/12/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jim Robinson

“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...


11 posted on 08/12/2012 6:15:01 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Correct, we know who had the balls


12 posted on 08/12/2012 6:15:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Of interest ping.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 6:16:03 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Got it. Thank you again.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 6:18:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: CaptainKrunch

How about at the convention, Rombag is replaced with Newt.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 6:18:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Sure Newt. Just like you did with Reno when you were Speaker...."

Was Reno held in comtempt of Congress?

 

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16 posted on 08/12/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom doesn't guarantee you safety and security, freedom only guarantees freedom.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jim Robinson
"Must be something to the rumors that Bohener was denutted at birth."

Boner concurs.


 

 

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18 posted on 08/12/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom doesn't guarantee you safety and security, freedom only guarantees freedom.)
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To: Paladin2

“Reopen the House Bank!”

And re-elect Marie Rose Oakar, so she can use the bank!


19 posted on 08/12/2012 6:39:52 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Thanks, learn something everyday:

"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".

20 posted on 08/12/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CaptainKrunch

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?


21 posted on 08/12/2012 7:06:28 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Venturer

Stop talking like that. You’ll make Mr. Speaker cry again.


22 posted on 08/12/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yeah, that’s what I thought when I read it too. He’s just a bag of hot air still trying to get noticed.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: CaptainKrunch
..I’d announce that we’re not moving any appropriations for the Justice Department as long as Holder is attorney general.”

Newt's right on this...

24 posted on 08/12/2012 7:55:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
"Was Reno held in comtempt of Congress?"

Gingrich's house never got around to it.

25 posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly how many Departments were defunded after Waco and Ruby Ridge?


26 posted on 08/12/2012 8:03:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Approx the same number that were defunded ever.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 8:10:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So the Newtster is still blowing smoke....


28 posted on 08/12/2012 8:16:01 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Sure you would, Tiger.

29 posted on 08/12/2012 8:57:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Gee, Newt, that would require a spine, an anatomical structure Boneless Boehner is lacking.
30 posted on 08/12/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Ya kow I do not have any use for Nancy Pelosi, but she knew how to use power..

Speaker Boehner has no idea.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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32 posted on 08/13/2012 5:25:27 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The same way that dirty harry vetos everything in the senate- by not allowing a vote on any funding.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 10:08:40 AM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 10:12:44 AM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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!!”


35 posted on 08/13/2012 10:19:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: CaptainKrunch

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?


36 posted on 08/13/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: Venturer

“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!


37 posted on 08/13/2012 6:57:31 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

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.


38 posted on 08/13/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
“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.”

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.

JMHO ‘acourse.

39 posted on 08/14/2012 6:26:05 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

I hope you are right.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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