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Holder blames gun lobby for contempt of Congress vote
Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2014 | Kelly Riddell

Posted on 04/09/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT by neverdem

Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress, in one of many heated exchanges with House Republicans Tuesday.

The Republican-led House voted in 2012 to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress — the first time ever for a sitting Cabinet member — for failing to provide key information about the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

In an oversight hearing Tuesday of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Mr. Holder said his contempt vote was “all about the gun lobby,” during a heated exchange with Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican.

Congress is still waiting for information from the Justice Department about the scandal, and Mr. Gohmert questioned whether the contempt vote meant anything to Mr. Holder.

“You don’t want to go there, buddy” a visibly upset Mr. Holder said, waving his finger at Mr. Gohmert. “You should not assume that is not a big deal to me.”

Mr. Gohmert replied that Congress is trying to get to the bottom of the scandal and that he didn’t need any lectures from Mr. Holder on what contempt meant to him. “And I don’t need lectures from you, either,” the attorney general replied...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ag; banglist; doj; holder

1 posted on 04/09/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

“You don’t want to go there, buddy” a visibly upset Mr. Holder said, waving his finger at Mr. Gohmert. “You should not assume that is not a big deal to me.”

It’s NOT a big deal because there were exactly ZERO repercussions from being held in contempt of Congress. They might as well have put a black mark beside his name.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 3:52:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: neverdem

From his gun-running People died;

And Holder to Congress again lied.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: neverdem


4 posted on 04/09/2014 3:54:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Behavior like this shows Holder’s the weak link. He’s never been called out on anything before, going all the way back to his Black Power shenanigans in college. Push hard enough and he may crack in a way that cannot be ignored.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 3:55:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: neverdem

6 posted on 04/09/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: neverdem

Typical Black, he did nothing wrong, it was someone else’s fault. What a POS


7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:01:29 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: neverdem

He needs to be pushed over the edge.
Holder owns this and probably Obama too.
The Bushes???


8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:02:40 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:25:13 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: neverdem

Holder should have already been impeached and imprisoned. He is a domestic enemy of the Constitution.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: neverdem
Always the victim, never accountable.

You say you have the documents. TURN THEM OVER!

11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: neverdem
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12 posted on 04/09/2014 4:34:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: neverdem

So... the question everyone’s asking is, “Is Holder a fool or a liar?”

It must be one or the other.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:00:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Push hard enough and he may crack in a way that cannot be ignored.

Good idea. Let's try out his hubris.

14 posted on 04/09/2014 5:08:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

Punk threats from a punk AG. The whole Obama administration behaves like a street gang.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 5:17:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: neverdem

Erratic WithHolder, you are descending into psychoville.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

The Devil made him do it. :-)


17 posted on 04/09/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: neverdem
Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress,

Which "gun lobby" is Holder talking about? The NRA, or his and 0bama's Fast & Furious Brady connection?

5.56mm

18 posted on 04/09/2014 5:22:17 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Good! "Veni, veni, Mephistophiliiiissss!" </Richard Burton ~ Dr. Faustus>
19 posted on 04/09/2014 5:26:03 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

FKU Holder!


20 posted on 04/09/2014 5:26:33 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Jack Hammer
So... the question everyone’s asking is, “Is Holder a fool or a liar?”

It must be one or the other.

Why can't it be both?

the infowarrior

21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: neverdem

It’s always the Hegelian dialectic with (more recently) the Alinski twist. The “Gun Lobby” is a blood thirsty bunch, they are targeting little ole me...this is establishing the antithesis. (ie: You can’t side with them, this is how the rank-in-file takes it’s ques.)

Understand Friedrich Hegel and how Marx built on (completely warped) his work -the methodology falls right out.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:28:27 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: neverdem

Better a screw up
Than a total disaster.
Let’s send up Holder!

My new theory is that the Administration is doing one outrageous thing each day in order to keep the top story, the nation-killing disaster of Obamacare, off the Front Page.

Yesterday they walked into an easy unforced error over pay rates in the White House. Today Eric Holder picked a fight with a Congressman. Tomorrow Lois Lerner will probably say something outrageous.

Somewhere in the basement of the White House, all of these stories are being storyboarded. Kind of like the latest “scandals” of the Kardashians. It’s all a put-up job, and it’s all meant as a distraction.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 5:31:38 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: neverdem
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, an architect of the Patriot Act, asked Mr. Holder why he isn’t pursing a prosecution of Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper for perjury for his testimony to a Senate committee last year denying that U.S. intelligence agencies were gathering massive amounts of data about Americans’ electronic communications.

“What more do you need besides an admission from Gen. Clapper that he lied?” Mr. Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Republican, asked referring to Mr. Clapper’s later admission that his remark was “the least untruthful” answer he could give.

Mr. Holder declined to say whether the Justice Department is pursuing an investigation, and Mr. Sensenbrenner said the department’s inaction raises doubts about whether Congress will try to pass any new intelligence bills.

Holder is a slease that should have been in prison a long time ago.

Everybody write this down: I predict Holder will do NOTHING about the Lerner situation. Oh, he may talk about it but Lerner will get off scott free from the Justice Dept.

I'm pissed that the Reps didn't give Holder a deadline for the Lerner affair with the understanding that if Holder misses the deadline Congress will lock her up, something they have the right to do.

There is entirely too much "niceness" here.

24 posted on 04/09/2014 5:43:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: neverdem

I wish Louie Gohmert had said this to Holder.....

“I am NOT your buddy, and you will address me as Congressman Gohmert!”


25 posted on 04/09/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: neverdem

200 Mexicans dead from Department of Justice Fast and Furious idiocy....and Eric Holder isn’t mad?

Obviously he’s a racist.


26 posted on 04/09/2014 5:51:19 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: neverdem

Dear Eric Holder,

There is no “gun lobby”, for you to denegrate.

There are over 3 million individual Americans, that own guns, and are willing to use them, in their own defense, against you.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 5:58:50 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: upchuck; All

Learner is either more valuable as the Republicans make her out to be....

Eitherin jail till obama whips out the pardon card...

Or...

They give her immunity...and she continues to obfuscate...covering the administration...

Either way it is a win/win for obama...


28 posted on 04/09/2014 6:00:42 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: neverdem
Holder blames gun lobby for contempt of Congress vote

And here I thought it was the result of militant reverse racism...

Opinions are like funny bones; everybody's got one.

29 posted on 04/09/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: neverdem

30 posted on 04/09/2014 9:37:59 PM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: neverdem

Eric Holder is the Sheriff of Nottingham to 0bama’s Prince John.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 3:36:53 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: neverdem

“Those guns did it to Holder!”

Holder was not responsible for his behavior.

Those Evil Guns took over his mind.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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