Skip to comments.Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation
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 Holders ouster over the resulting scandal. And 89 congressmen have signed a House resolution of no confidence in Holder as the nations top law enforcement officer. Between the two lists, which dont 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 dont think he has said anything on that.
TheDC followed up with Steel in the lobby of the Waterfront Marriott and asked him if hed just ask Boehner the question. Yeah, maybe, Steel replied.
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Thus showing their true chicken sh** RINO colors.
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
“oh, you did it to advance your agenda? Well, then, we can understand that.”
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.
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.
“Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holders 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!
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!
Hey! That’s an insult to vaginal orifices!
Real profiles in courage there.
Two words: Country Club. We the People are not members.
But they are so busy looking out for our interests....ping.
S0meone has their FBI files, me thinks.
They have become dirty, the destroyers of liberty.
If only they were h0lding out for a frog-march.
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.
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.
Boehner has made a pretty sorry showing as Speaker of the House, but is there a better qualified Republican, other than Allan West?
Boehner the golf caddy, not doing what he doesn’t do.
“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.
If I were granted a few wishes, one would be that Boehner never sees a dime of the benefits he’s expecting at “retirement”.
Either wimps or Holder has some serious shit on them that they don’t want disclosed.
It’s a hell of a question aint it?
I don’t have an answer.
I am ready for a third party.
I hear you. Lets see where this goes first though.
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.
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.
What else is there to expect from insiders?
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)
One balk,ok. Two balk,maybe? Three balks and you start to sounding a little bit like a chicken. balk balk baaaalk!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seems like Rubio and Nikki Haley went to the dark side called the GOP. Nikki was cheap 36,000.
Rubio’s weak pathetic excuse
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.
The GOP ‘leadership’ needs a wake up call.