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Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/23/2012 11:36:38 AM PST by ColdOne

BALTIMORE, Md. — During a House GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday, press secretaries for Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor balked when asked if their bosses believe Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious.

Sixty-three congressmen, two senators, two sitting governors and every major Republican presidential candidate have demanded Holder’s ouster over the resulting scandal. And 89 congressmen have signed a House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Between the two lists, which don’t perfectly overlap, 101 members of the House have “no confidence” in Holder, believe he should resign or both.

Though that number — 101 Congressmen — is nearly half of the 242-member Republican caucus in the House, and the surge continues to grow, the press secretaries for Boehner and Cantor refused to answer the question.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel has ignored emails on the subject for months, but when TheDC caught up with him at the retreat and again asked if his boss thinks Holder should resign for the gunrunning operation that killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and at least 300 Mexican civilians, Steel replied, “I don’t think he has said anything on that.”

TheDC followed up with Steel in the lobby of the Waterfront Marriott and asked him if he’d just ask Boehner the question. “Yeah, maybe,” Steel replied.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; boehner; dea; dhs; doj; ericcantor; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; obama
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1 posted on 01/23/2012 11:36:42 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation

Thus showing their true chicken sh** RINO colors.

2 posted on 01/23/2012 11:42:22 AM PST by calex59
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To: ColdOne

After everything that has come out and the numerous ovesight hearings the GOP leadership in the House and Senate still will not call for the minimum penalty of Holder’s resignation. Pathetic


4 posted on 01/23/2012 11:44:10 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MestaMachine

ping


5 posted on 01/23/2012 11:44:19 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“oh, you did it to advance your agenda? Well, then, we can understand that.”


6 posted on 01/23/2012 11:45:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

Boner should resign.
I knew he was going to be a disaster.
Holder should be frog-marched in handcuffs out of the DOJ building,tried for treason, and shot as a traitor to our USA.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 11:46:34 AM PST by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: calex59

Let me understand this - this is coming from the press secretaries, not from the Congressmen themseles.

I see a couple of employment slots opening very quickly. As for the people that should already have been discharged, there is a whole contingent out there that is perfectly willing to hire the two people “displaced” by these actions.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 11:50:37 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: calex59

“Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation
Thus showing their true chicken sh** RINO colors.”

This is exactly why we need Newt “LEROY” Gingrich as President. We need a Conservative with a spine in office to neuter these RINO clowns. GO LEROY GO!


10 posted on 01/23/2012 11:53:06 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ColdOne
Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation

Holder's resignation?!! Egads, Lovey! How dare those 86'ers rock the yacht of collegiality?

Government of the government, by the government, for the government must be preserved!

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 01/23/2012 11:56:35 AM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP elite intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hey! That’s an insult to vaginal orifices!


12 posted on 01/23/2012 11:58:30 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: calex59

Real profiles in courage there.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 11:59:21 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ColdOne

Two words: Country Club. We the People are not members.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 11:59:52 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: calex59
maybe or they want traitor AG Holder to twist in the wind.

15 posted on 01/23/2012 12:09:45 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

But they are so busy looking out for our interests....ping.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 12:10:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ColdOne

S0meone has their FBI files, me thinks.

They have become dirty, the destroyers of liberty.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 12:13:33 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ColdOne

If only they were h0lding out for a frog-march.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 12:15:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

I think that the longer Holder stays, the more damage he will do to Obama in 2012. If he resigns now or if Obama replaces him, he will be a distant memory by November. Fast and furious is going to be a big issue in the election, and I suspect the republicans want to keep it that way.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 12:17:12 PM PST by Toespi
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To: MestaMachine
Hey, they just don't want to be called racists, can't have that happen yaknow. Holder can be a disingenuous, dishonest thug who hates upholding the law, destroying everything good in his path, but answering to the charge of racism would be just too difficult......
20 posted on 01/23/2012 12:18:26 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: calex59
Thus showing their true chicken sh** RINO colors

Also when they signed on to the large cuts in military, when they agreed to the Budget trigger gimmick. Their complaining about Obama in the press is a show, compared to their actions.

21 posted on 01/23/2012 12:19:06 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Boehner has made a pretty sorry showing as Speaker of the House, but is there a better qualified Republican, other than Allan West?


23 posted on 01/23/2012 12:24:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ColdOne

Disgusting.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 12:25:28 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ColdOne

Boehner the golf caddy, not doing what he doesn’t do.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 12:29:00 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT, for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
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To: Venturer

“is there a better qualified Republican”

Is there a less qualified Republican?

In short, is this really the best the GOP can do?

If so, scuttle this barge.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 12:31:46 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ColdOne

If I were granted a few wishes, one would be that Boehner never sees a dime of the benefits he’s expecting at “retirement”.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 12:38:14 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: ColdOne

Craven cowards!


28 posted on 01/23/2012 12:39:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ColdOne

Either wimps or Holder has some serious shit on them that they don’t want disclosed.


29 posted on 01/23/2012 12:41:22 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Psalm 144

It’s a hell of a question aint it?

I don’t have an answer.

I am ready for a third party.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 12:47:36 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I hear you. Lets see where this goes first though.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 12:57:22 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ColdOne

This is why the GOP and Romney no longer rule.People are tired of the Boehner BS they are all democrats and get rich of of insider trading.Even Rubio dissed joining the tea party caucus upon arrival.And he still is not a member.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_777667.html


32 posted on 01/23/2012 12:58:26 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: crosshairs
Holder needs to go, he is recycled from the Clinton era..seems the same powers are running the show.

Plus he appears to be a big racist and seeps it into policy.

Beyond F & F he has no regard for fair election process, his department's job is to over see voter lists, including deleting dead people.

He has a bias toward "his" people.

33 posted on 01/23/2012 1:02:20 PM PST by opentalk
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To: ColdOne

Corrected link

http://bachmann.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=226594


34 posted on 01/23/2012 1:02:20 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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What else is there to expect from insiders?


35 posted on 01/23/2012 1:05:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Psalm 144

Anybody remember reading that Rubio; upon arrival under the tea party mantle would ot join the tea party caucus?

Washington, Feb 28, 2011 - Here is a list of those Members of Congress who have officially joined the Tea Party Caucus for the 112th Congress (Updated 7/12/11):

Sandy Adams (FL-24)
Robert Aderholt (AL-04)
Todd Akin (MO-02)
Rodney Alexander (LA-05)
Michele Bachmann (MN-06)
Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06)
Joe Barton (TX-06)
Rob Bishop (UT-01)
Gus Bilirakis (FL-09)
Diane Black (TN-06)
Paul Broun (GA-10)
Michael Burgess (TX-26)
Dan Burton (IN-05)
John Carter (TX-31)
Bill Cassidy (LA-06)
Howard Coble (NC-06)
Mike Coffman (CO-06)
Ander Crenshaw (FL-04)
John Culberson (TX-07)
Jeff Duncan (SC-03)
Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
Stephen Lee Fincher (TN-08)
John Fleming (LA-04)
Trent Franks (AZ-02)
Phil Gingrey (GA-11)
Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)
Wally Herger (CA-02)
Tim Huelskamp (KS-01)
Lynn Jenkins (KS-02)
Steve King (IA-05)
Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
Jeff Landry (LA-03)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-09)
Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
Tom McClintock (CA-04)
David McKinley (WV-01)
Gary Miller (CA-42)
Mick Mulvaney (SC-05)
Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)
Rich Nugent (FL-05)
Steven Palazzo (MS-04)
Steve Pearce (NM-02)
Mike Pence (IN-06)
Ted Poe (TX-02)
Tom Price (GA-06)
Denny Rehberg (MT-At large)
David Roe (TN-01)
Dennis Ross (FL-12)
Edward Royce (CA-40)
Steve Scalise (LA-01)
Pete Sessions (TX-32)
Adrian Smith (NE-03)
Lamar Smith (TX-21)
Cliff Stearns (FL-06)
Tim Walberg (MI-07)
Joe Walsh (IL-08)
Allen West (FL-22)
Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03)
Joe Wilson (SC-02)


36 posted on 01/23/2012 1:06:26 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ColdOne

One balk,ok. Two balk,maybe? Three balks and you start to sounding a little bit like a chicken. balk balk baaaalk!


37 posted on 01/23/2012 1:10:59 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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38 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:06 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
After everything that has come out and the numerous ovesight hearings the GOP leadership in the House and Senate still will not call for the minimum penalty of Holder’s resignation. Pathetic.

Just goes to show the difference between Repubs and Dems...the Dems would be shouting from every rooftop, on every talk show and their talking points would be on the front page of every rag liberal newspaper in the country. What do we get, 2 sensitive azzes who don't want to upset their friends across the aisle.

39 posted on 01/23/2012 2:03:05 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: ColdOne
This is why South Carolina say no, to Mitt. More of the same thing/weak representatives. The current speaker is not a fighter.
40 posted on 01/23/2012 2:20:48 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: alloysteel

“I see a couple of employment slots opening very quickly. As for the people that should already have been discharged, there is a whole contingent out there that is perfectly willing to hire the two people “displaced” by these actions.”

If you mean that the press dweebs are going to be fired or “resigned”, I doubt it for the simple reason that these guys don’t say anything or withhold anything unless that’s where their boss is at. IOW, the outrage towards Boner and Cantor is well justified. This is not a mistake by their underlings.


41 posted on 01/23/2012 2:33:17 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I think I am done donating to anymore political candidates unless Palin decided to run in the future. I donated to Rubios’s campaign, several times and even in the beginning when it was thought he had zero chance to win. I was with him from day one and what does he do, take my money and screw me.

I think I’ll just spend my money on vacations and fun things instead of lying politicians that say anything to get you to give them your money.


42 posted on 01/23/2012 2:39:21 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Everyone here will remember the way the DemonRats went after Ashcroft and then Gonzalez, calling for their heads. In Ashcroft’s case because he was promoting tough anti-terror measures. In Gonzalez’s case because he had fired some US Attorneys supposedly for political reasons. IOW, for NOTHING. Especially when compared with a possible conspiracy to run guns and accessory to murder of hundreds!!! What the hell is wrong with Boner and the other shmuck. And, BTW, why are there only 100 or so calling for his resignation?! Sheesh.


43 posted on 01/23/2012 2:43:06 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: mojitojoe

Boehner continues to lead from the rear. Perhaps he’s waiting for 80% of the Republican caucus to call for Holder’s resignation before he feels confident enough to state a position.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 2:45:11 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: ColdOne

We have a Justice dept.,Dept.of Homeland Security that is in need of a house cleaning that would make the purges of Joseph Stalin look like Sunday school kindergartners singing Jesus loves me this I know & the Republican leaders can’t get it thru their heads that stalling is the wrong thing to do. God help us we are in for a rough election season.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 2:52:02 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...


46 posted on 01/23/2012 2:53:55 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: mojitojoe

Seems like Rubio and Nikki Haley went to the dark side called the GOP. Nikki was cheap 36,000.


47 posted on 01/23/2012 3:35:10 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: mojitojoe

Rubio’s weak pathetic excuse

http://shark-tank.net/2011/01/24/senator-rubio-questions-the-need-for-senate-tea-party-caucus-video/


48 posted on 01/23/2012 3:38:13 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: JrsyJack

And remember Gonzalez resiged under pressure because he was accused of dismissing 9 attorney generals for political reasons and asscusations he didn’t answer truthfully about NSA surveillance programs.

Someone said here o FR we should send Boehner pacifer’s.


49 posted on 01/23/2012 3:58:53 PM PST by Engedi (Hec)
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To: Joe Brower

The GOP ‘leadership’ needs a wake up call.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 5:05:26 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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