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Senate GOP leaders don't back Cornyn call for Holder to resign (GUTLESS RINO ALERT)
The Hill ^ | 06/12/12 04:31 PM ET | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/12/2012 1:56:15 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday said there should be an investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder, but stopped short of joining Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) call for his resignation.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told reporters that many GOP lawmakers share Cornyn’s frustrations with the Justice Department.

“We certainly need to have an investigation of what has happened, and I think John Cornyn speaks for a lot of us as to the frustration we feel about not only the national security leaks, the "Fast and Furious" matter — there's been a whole litany of problems coming out of the Justice Department,” McConnell said.

“I'm listening carefully to what my colleagues are saying. I think we're all unhappy with the performance of the attorney general,” he said.

Cornyn, a member of the Judiciary Committee and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called for Holder to step down at a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday morning where the attorney general testified before lawmakers.

“You’ve violated the public trust in my view and by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office,” Cornyn told Holder.

“Mr. Attorney General, it is more with sorrow than anger that I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those who call upon you to resign your office.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: gutless; kentucky; ky; rhino; rino; senator

1 posted on 06/12/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

GUTLESS RINO

Any other kind?


2 posted on 06/12/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: BradtotheBone

How else are they going to hand the election over to Obama, if Holder is gone?


3 posted on 06/12/2012 2:00:13 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BradtotheBone

F’ing Gelding!


4 posted on 06/12/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: jessduntno

When can Boner be primarried?


5 posted on 06/12/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz Texas' true conservative)
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To: BradtotheBone

John Sherman Cooper is most likely spinning in his grave. McConnell is an eunuch as are many of his colleagues.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT by miele man
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To: BradtotheBone

A decent American Conservative man would punch Mitch McConjob in the mouth if he met him face-to-face. If that man ever had a pair of balls, they’ve shriveled away in the DC slimelight.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 2:05:58 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BradtotheBone

Color of skin did not inhibit Obama from ascending to the Presidency of the United States.

Color of skin did not inhibit Holder from ascending to the position of Attorney General of the United States.

Being a pair of screwups will take them down, NOT racism.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 2:06:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: BradtotheBone
We certainly need to have an investigation of what has happened,

So, where have you been the past couple of years, you jerk?

9 posted on 06/12/2012 2:07:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BradtotheBone

If the GOP takes the Senate in 2012 and keeps Mitch McConnell as the leader, then I’m going to start actually voting for Dems for the first time in my life.

I’m tired of giving these cowards power only to have them stab us in the back over and over.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 2:08:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

>>>How else are they going to hand the election over to Obama, if Holder is gone?>>>

If you mean what I think you do, then I agree. Holder is a distinct loss for Obama. If Holder goes down, Zero will just appoint another Attorney General.

But the Repubs are right to publicly criticize him to keep his name in front of the voters. That doesn’t mean that they’re Rinos by not truly trying to get rid of Holder.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 2:08:47 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: WilliamRobert

Every two years. I wish someone would do it. I assume you mean Speaker Boehner.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 2:09:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: WilliamRobert

Boehner dominates challenger in re-election to House seat

By Ed Richter, Staff Writer
Updated 6:42 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2012

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner soundly defeated his latest Republican challenger by more than a 5 to 1 margin to allow him to serve a 12th term representing Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 2:14:21 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Now Cornyn knows how Henry Hyde felt.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 2:15:51 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: WilliamRobert

Boner=McConnell


15 posted on 06/12/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz Texas' true conservative)
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To: BradtotheBone

Actually I think this may be an orchestrated event and if is it actually orchestrated it is brilliant.
Cornyn has the clout as committee chair to ge the press to call out Holder
but McConnell takes away the media’s ability to criticize the Repubs on this issue

and you know the medai would be all over the GOP like they try to do on every other issue.

It is sad but many people actually believe it is the GOP who is preventing 0dumbo from turning things around, thanks to the medai

so in this case I think Cornyn and McConnell are hadnling it just right


16 posted on 06/12/2012 2:23:31 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: BradtotheBone
I'm Soooo embarrassed, he's my senator.
and I helped him; get elected in '84 over Incub. Sen. DEE Huddleston.

17 posted on 06/12/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: BradtotheBone
“Mr. Attorney General, it is more with sorrow than anger that I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those who call upon you to resign your office.”

Sorrow? Really? Maybe you should write him a strongly worded letter asking him to resign......meh

18 posted on 06/12/2012 2:27:58 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: BradtotheBone
Governor Sarah Palin has been chosen to headline the fifth annual Right Online Conference which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada June 15th and 16th. In addition to Palin, attendees will have the opportunity to hear Scott Rasmussen, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg, Dana Loesch, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt, Ann McElhinney, Lars Larson, Roger Hedgecock, S.E. Cupp, Rusty Humphries, and Congressman Joe Heck...I WONDER IF this topic will come up during the RIGHT ONLINE CONFERENCE later this week. My bet is it will be a hot topic during the meetings. Furthermore, i dont think Mitch and Johnny are gonna be lauded for their standoffishness during the sessions. If I were them..and they continue to fail to back Isis et al I'd be looking over my shoulder because SARAH IS PROFOUNDLY OUT OF CARIBOU...
19 posted on 06/12/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT by jimsin (S)
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To: miele man

McConnell wool be ousted just like Lugar. They just don’t get it.


20 posted on 06/12/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: miele man

“an eunoch?” Did he have an hysterectomy? An historic hysterectomy? sd


21 posted on 06/12/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: miele man

“an eunoch?” Did he have an hysterectomy? An historic hysterectomy? sd


22 posted on 06/12/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Where’s U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams?

crickets chirping.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BradtotheBone
Except for a few, this is what the GOP has become. It's past time for a third party. These people get away with being pansies because they know they can say and do anything because a large number of republican voters are too scare to even threaten to leave the party. Besides here and a few other places, where are the brave patriots ? FR is one of the few places you can find people not willing to compromise their souls. How many people here questioned in past elections how democrats who say they are Christians can vote for someone who is pro abortion and pro gay marriage/ gay adoption? Now if your not voting for Romney your criticize. Its so sad how people are compromising their values because of fear and no faith in God that if we rise up worked together we could take out romney. The fear and hate of one man is causing people to hold their nose and vote for someone who is a little less worse than romney is pathetic.
24 posted on 06/12/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances

You misunderstand.......

Holder is not the target. Obama is the target. Why expend ammo on Holder when the primary and necessary target is Barack Obama. When the Messiah is crucified Holder will be eliminated.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 3:12:10 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: BradtotheBone

Pathetic bunch. Small packages, upstairs and down.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: jessduntno
Hey, Mitch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQeFZJSfhRU

27 posted on 06/12/2012 3:15:17 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bert

I heard something on this exact point today, and it seems a lawsuit would do more harm than a resignation... I need to know more before I bash the lack of support on this. It may be strategic vs. weak.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: BradtotheBone
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

There's your problem.

29 posted on 06/12/2012 3:17:27 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)

You're on the short list, Mitch.
30 posted on 06/12/2012 3:26:41 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: BradtotheBone

Yellow belly bastards.


31 posted on 06/12/2012 3:42:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: kitkat
That doesn’t mean that they’re Rinos by not truly trying to get rid of Holder.

I agree. If Holder really wanted to help out his boss and alleviate some pressure, he'd take Cornyn's advice and resign.

Let Holder squirm for a little while longer in the light as more and more Americans learn just how corrupt this administration is. Resigning would be too easy.

32 posted on 06/12/2012 3:48:49 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Did you think that they would?


33 posted on 06/12/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT by sport
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To: kitkat

“That doesn’t mean that they’re Rinos by not truly trying to get rid of Holder.”

Yeah....keep telling yourself that. Keep making excuses for them. This type of reasoning is why Congress is screwed up. These guys are more intent to play political games, than they are to stand for right and wrong and solve problems. Holder has proven to be a dirty scum bag. If these guys weren’t worthless self absorbed turds only intent to protect themselves, they would want to get rid of him rather than play poltical games. They and their defenders disgust me.


34 posted on 06/12/2012 4:38:49 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: BradtotheBone
reid... pelosi... mcconnell... boehner... the only damned difference is their rhetoric... they believe and govern in ways that ensure identical outcomes. I despise the republican party every bit as much as the dim party... no actually more. They are supposed to represent to loyal opposition... but their loyalty is only to themselves and their wealth and power. There are only a few good souls in all of DC.

LLS

35 posted on 06/12/2012 5:37:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: RWGinger
Since these cretins have never shown any tactical savvy during their entire careers... I think it highly unlikely that this is anything other than what it appears to be. These are not leaders here... these are the same two men that lied to us when they promised that Cut, Cap and Balance was the only legislation under consideration... while all of the time they were conspiring in secret meetings with pelosi, reid and obama... cutting a deal that slashed a half trillion dollars from our Military budget and a half trillion dollars from Medicare. They are who and what they are... and they are not leadership material.

LLS

36 posted on 06/12/2012 5:50:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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Senate GOP leaders don't back Cornyn

Have your e-mail list and freeper ping list members lambast them with angry phone calls and handwritten letters.

Tie up the Senate GOP switchboard.

37 posted on 06/12/2012 5:55:33 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: BradtotheBone

You are only as strong as your weakest link.


38 posted on 06/12/2012 6:05:21 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: bert
You misunderstand.......

Holder is not the target. Obama is the target. Why expend ammo on Holder when the primary and necessary target is Barack Obama. When the Messiah is crucified Holder will be eliminated.


Holder should be held accountable for what he did. Political gaming has to stop. Obama should be held accountable for what he has done also, but people like McConnell is giving the political hierarchy a pass, like we have seen so many times. Rules for the elitist and rules for the great unwashed.

39 posted on 06/12/2012 7:02:51 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances
Rules for the elitist and rules for the great unwashed.

There is much more evidence to charge Holder and possibly Zippo with second degree murder than George Zimmerman.

40 posted on 06/12/2012 11:42:52 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BradtotheBone

Actually...

Not that it’s the intent of these gelding old RINOs, but this tact may pay off. The longer Holder twists in the political wind.. and he will... the more pain that can be applied to 0bama. American voters have the attention span of gnats, so leaving Holder in place for now will have a greater benefit in the long run that off-loading him now and letting him be a faded memory by November.

Holder is one of the most unpopular members of this regime. As such, that unpopularity should be leveraged to our benefit. If he goes, whoever takes his place won’t be any better anyway, so I say leave him in place and throw salt on the festering wound that he is.

He’s more valuable as Exhibit A of the planeload of evidence as to why the Obama cabal is so poisonous for this country.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

that off-loading = than off-loading


42 posted on 06/13/2012 5:39:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: BradtotheBone

McConnell and Boehner are part of the problem; they will never be part of the solution.

There will be no fundamental reforms in the Dist. of Corruption as long as they, or their clones, are in charge.


43 posted on 06/13/2012 5:50:06 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Oh you are probably right
I was just maybe hoping they actually sat down and discussed a strategy


44 posted on 06/13/2012 10:22:41 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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