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GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam
THEHILL.COM ^ | 6/20/13 | BOB CUSACK

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by Liz

The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month.

Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference.

In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping of The Associated Press and Fox News.

“Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who launched the resolution in the wake of the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

One of the recent co-sponsors is Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who heads the Judiciary subcommittee that the measure was referred to.

It remains unclear whether Sensenbrenner will move the motion and if GOP leaders will bring it to the floor.

Gosar said he is focused on getting as many co-sponsors as he can.

Not one Democrat has backed the legislation, but Gosar is optimistic that will change. He said he has been reaching out to Democrats who voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress last year. The contempt motion passed 255-67, with the support of 17 Democrats.

Even if the House passes the Gosar measure, it is unlikely to move in the Democratic-led Senate. President Obama, meanwhile, has publicly defended his attorney general, saying last month that he has “complete confidence in Eric Holder.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: ap; bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; holder; liar; nsa; perjury; racist; rosen; threatmatrix

1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Why bother?

It will just allow the race baiters to fundraise off of us being RAAAACISTS. Whoever replaces him is going to be an ideological clone anyhow.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:47:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Liz

[[GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam]]

golly, maybe by the itme dear leader’s term is up the gop will have mustered enough steam to actually remove holder from office-


3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:48:18 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Indeed. His skin melanin makes him immune from accountability, and any attacks on him will be turned back on the attackers.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liz

Holder is IMMUNE.

He could break into a real Presidents Office without accountability.

He could burn children alive in the USA without accountability.

He could break weaponize narcoterrorists FROM THE DO”J” without accountability.

He could manage election fraud FROM THE DO”J” without accountability.

He could engineer LAWFARE against the USA actually HELPING terrorists FROM THE DO”J” without accountability.

Those in the DO”J” who have allowed this are guilty
of misprision of felony.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: CottShop

6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Liz

Gee, if Congress had done something significant when they caught Holder perjuring himself instead of ‘censuring’ him, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:17 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: All

As Tee Partier Becky Gerickson told Congress-—govt workers are the servants of the people-—not our masters-—the govt has forgotten its place.

THE REALITY IS Holder will hang on ALAP b/c he has (1) a hefty pay-check and perks, (2) Ohah/Jarrett in his corner, (3) legal protection, and, (4) tax-paid DOJ lawyers to defend himself-—when necessary.

If he resigns or is fired he would be open to many lawsuits from AP and Fox.

He will have to be forced from office he blatantly lied to Congress-—so all of his backtracking, and bobbing and weaving now is nothing but a ruse to cover his degenerate ***.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Meh. This GOP doesn’t “pick up steam”. That being said, here’s hoping and PLEASE don’t put the inept Issa in charge of anything.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:07 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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This is not the first time Holder has “misled” Congress. Documents obtained in 2012 by Judicial Watch, pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, revealed that top political appointees at the DOJ were intimately involved in the decision to drop the voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party (NBPP).

That information conflicts with Holder’s testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on March 1, 2011. “The decisions made in the New Black Panther Party case were made by career attorneys in the department. And beyond that, you know, if we’re going to look at the record, let’s look at it in its totality,” Holder contended.

The DOJ had initially refused to turn over the documents, contending they didn’t show “any political interference whatsoever.”

Judge Reggie B. Walton in Washington, D.C. District Court disagreed. Allowing the release of the documents on July 23, 2012, he declared that they “reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case.

10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:58:02 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I can see the Senate Trial now:

GOP Prosecutor: "New Black Panthers, Fast and Furious, Lying under oath, AP, Rosen, etc., etc., etc."

Holder: "You're a racist"

Dems vote in a block to acquit. Arlen Specter is given an honorary posthumous vote as well.

11 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:58 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Liz

Can’t wait to see who Mr Obama, I’m continually in your face, would appoint as a replacement.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 8:28:45 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Liz

Holder a such the trooper for the elite corrupt that they just might make him president next time


13 posted on 06/20/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Liz

IMPEACH. My God, has the House forgotten this tool - they act like idiots.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 9:22:38 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Liz

Doesn’t do any good unless you oust (imprison) his boss too.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 9:35:10 AM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: Liz

As a friend recently pointed out, obama is usually quick to throw under the bus anyone who threatens his path to absolute power or his popularity. The fact that Holder is still around suggests that Holder must have some real blackmail type leverage on obama.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Cheerio
IMPEACH.

So the House impeaches.

The Dem Senate would acquit. What good would that do?

17 posted on 06/20/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Newbomb Turk

Jamie Gorelick, the b*tch who helped bring us 9-11.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/mistress_of_disaster_jamie_gor.html


18 posted on 06/20/2013 10:37:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Liz

pissing up a rope.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 11:25:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Liz; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
Show me, don't tell me
You've figured out the score
(Show me, don't tell me)
I've heard it all before
(Show me, don't tell me)
I don't care what you say
(Show me, don't tell me)

You can twist perceptions
Reality won't budge
You can raise objections
I will be the judge
And the jury ~~~ Rush

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20 posted on 06/20/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: what's up

IT CERTAINLY WOULD GIVE THE GOP SOME PRESS TIME AND PERHAPS WAKE UP A FEW LIV.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 5:46:59 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Liz

Funny how they apparently care more about spying on reporters than normal people.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:23:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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