Skip to comments.BREAKING: House Committee votes contempt procedure to the full house
Posted on 06/20/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
Issa's committee just voted 23/17 (party line vote) to pass the contempt motion to the full house.
Now up to Boehner to schedule a house vote.
A party-line contempt motion is meaningless in the USA as now dominated by its most liberal citizens.
That's what the Lefties always wanted to do to Cheney.
Issa was wonderful today!
Do we get to frog-march anybody?
That’s what the Lefties always wanted to do to Cheney.
Correction. They wanted him DEAD.
Boehner has the votes to pass including 31 Dims (RATs leaving the sinking ship).
Any republican voting against contempt charges needs to feel the full weight of our contempt.
>> Now up to Boehner to schedule a house vote.
If my life ever depended on someone mustering up some courage and doing the right thing... I would *not* want Boner to be that someone.
Isn’t that the truth. That the guy survived his heart problems almost sent them six feet under.
Imagine if anyone on the Right had done the things Obama has. Guns? I mean really, there would have been calls from the U. N. to string him up.
What would George Washington do now, what would George Washington do...???
Any Republican voting against this should be run out of office.
Procedural question —
Assuming Boehner actually finds enough of his bsckbone to get this through the whole House (presumably on a party-line vote), does it then go on to the Senate to be killed by Reid and his minions??
All those whiners who said the GOP wouldn't do it can now stand corrected. What will be interesting will be to see if any Dems also support the measure.
Unfortunately, the soon-to-be-announced SC decision on Obamacare will likely wipe this from the headlines...at least for awhile.
What happens if the House approves contempt charges?
If Holder is held in contempt I will, forever thereafter, prepend his name with the title ‘Disgraced’, as in “Disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder...”
“Now up to Boehner to schedule a house vote.”
That’s never going to happen if it has to be boner pulling the trigger.
Just ignored while he recites cowboy poetry.
Hope they don’t change their vote at the last minute.
You are about to be proven dead wrong.
Don’t worry, some will. I can see Juan McCain, and his sidekick Lindsay Grahamnesty trying to appear statesmanlike in fear of offending Democrats. But I could not agree with you more!
Technically? Goes to the Wash D.C. Prosecutor’s office for prosecution. But since that office falls under the jurisdiction of the DOJ, there will be calls for a Special Prosecutor.
Legally, the House itself can hold a trial tho, IIRC that’s never actually been done before.
Yes, he was.
Trey Gowdy was also great today.
My congressman is here in Michigan taking care of his mother’s funeral preparations and still voted in committee by phone.
Although the news is flaunting that Boehner is not behind Issa, they are incorrect in their assessment! His office just yesterday stated that the reports are false and Boehner backs Issa 100%.
The vote will be held!
Holder can be arrested by the Sargent at arms.
My question is, does contempt force the document release? If [with]holder resigns or is removed/impeached, what leverage is there on a new AG to produce the withheld docs?
Issa, Gowdy and Chaffetx...all three did well
The Senate will never see this.
If the full House passes the citation, it either goes to a Grand Jury (should Holder decide to allow one to prosecute himself), or the Sgt. at Arms of the House takes him directly into custody (a procedure not used in 80 years).
Beoehner just announced vote will be taken next week.
Only FOX News and talk radio will report it, the msm will yawn, the Heat will win the NBA playoffs, obama will give the House the finger, and Holder will perform a larry sinclair on both obama and BO the dog.
No, especially now that Dumb0 has raised executive privilege.
Eventually it would go to the SCOTUS (as with Watergate), but Dumb0 and Holder will be long gone before that ever happens.
Will hold vote next week:
Here are phone numbers and addresses for congress critters....Let’s get busy
No need to wait - he's a disgrace anyway, almost as much of a disgrace as his puppetmaster, Obama.
Now the big question - does Boner (sic) have the balls?
Don’t hold your breath...Boehner will start sobbing and cave to Obama in 3...2...1...
“Boehner has the votes to pass including 31 Dims (RATs leaving the sinking ship).”
No, the democrats will use the excuse that now that Obama has used executive privelege, it would be wrong to hold Holder in contempt. It’ll probably be a party line vote. Pelosi will make it so for political reasons.
Yes, it’s meaningless, and it’s unfortunate these politicos and their appointees never have to pay a price, we should hold them responsible for criminal acts.
So we have a full weekend newscycle for the media to test messaging for the white hut and to see how long they can string along the racist meme.
Not sure... let’s of Dims coming out the last two days saying they’re not attending the Dem convention... there are blue dog dems (generally in the South) who want nothing to do with Dumb0 before the election.
Boehner seems to be fully behind Issa. I wouldn’t have expected a full House vote for a month.
There must have been some serious stuff in those wiretaps and whistleblower testimony.
I agree! Mr Gowdy speaking about justice being blind and no one being above the law was so moving!
Yes, they did- Very!
And thank you for that handy link (contact info) later on. You saved me a trip.
Cross the Delaware?
Here’s a procedural question.. Can the dems skip town or just refuse to show-up for the vote? The Repubs already have the majority quorum so their vote , in effect, is pointless.
(a procedure not used in 80 years).
Uh... he'd cut a cherry tree?
Each house has separate contempt power. They need not agree. The U S Attorney is supposed to proesecute the action but Holder or O may tell them not too. The House could ask a Court to appoint an independent prosecutor.
What happens if the whole Congress finds him guilty of contempt? Jail?