Skip to comments.Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing
Posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST by mandaladon
Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe astonishing. Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups.
In the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted, Cruz said. Not a single person. In the 280 days since that inspector general report, its been publicly reported that no indictments are planned. Today in this hearing, you were unwilling to answer a question whether even a single victim of targeting has been interviewed. And, Cruz said, most astonishingly, it has now been publicly reported that the lead lawyer heading the investigation was, No. 1, appointed from the civil rights division, which has historically been the most politically charged division in the Dept. of Justice. And even more astonishingly, is a major Democratic donor and donor to President Obama. Did you know the lawyer in charge of this investigation was a major Obama donor? Cruz asked, referring to the involvement of Justice Departments trial lawyer Barbara Kay Bosserman in the probe. The characterization of this lawyer as the lead lawyer on the case is not correct, Holder said, adding that I dont know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation. Holder told the committee that he does not have any basis to believe that the people who are engaged in this investigation are doing so in a way other than investigations are normally done. That is by looking at the facts, applying the law to those facts and reaching the appropriate conclusions, he said. I dont have any basis to believe that anything other than that is occurring.
In politics, it equates to cowardice.
Maybe Cruz is beginning to get it?
Holder and Obama want a civil war. They want the slightest excuse to begin clapping conservatives into irons.
Holder is a slippery piece of work.A thug, A poliytiocal operative who cares not a wit about the Constitution, Justice, or the People.
Holder should be impeached.
Beginning to get it?
I’d say he was one of the first to get it, and at the very least, certainly the first republican congressman to ‘get it’.
I thought the JustUs department declared that there was no wrong doing by any IRS employee in targeting Conservative groups. So how can Holder claim he can’t comment on an on going investigation?
Holder told the committee that he does not have any basis to believe that the people who are engaged in this investigation are doing so in a way other than investigations are normally done. That is by looking at the facts, applying the law to those facts and reaching the appropriate conclusions, he said. I dont have any basis to believe that anything other than that is occurring.
Translation: NOTHING is occurring and never will.
Every now and then a live camera shot catches people like Holder, Obama, Billary...looking as though they’ve been caught like children up to no good and that’s exactly what they are...up to no good.
I just watched the Youtube of him tearing up Feinswine last year on guns.
He never batted an eye or backed down a single notch when she took great offense at his statements and questions. Leahy and Durbin even cut in to defend her, but Cruz wasn’t fazed.
This is going to make McCain really mad! Doesn’t he know he is supposed to reach across the aisle?
Pray America is Waking
I have known this for years. However, I salute you for defining him precisely in 5 short sentences, you did it much better than I could. Well done Sir!
Why doesnt congress investigate it ?
When we get the Senate the impeachment of Holder should be started in the House. That is if anyone of that bunch of weak ignorant Republicans in the House has the gonads. I doubt they do.
a way other than investigations are normally done.
So all their investigations are done this way?
I rather doubt it, funny how charges seem to
be brought against conservatives with no problem.
Eric “Get Whitey” Holder should be in an orange jumpsuit in Leavenworth.
They want no piece of Cruz. He lights them up whenever he gets the opportunity. Even in the video, Holder seems to have a hard time looking Cruz in the eye, because he’s a slimy liberal democrat.
Bi-partisan agreement that tea party organizations need to be ruthlessly supressed.