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House advances Holder contempt resolution with help from 15 Dems
the Hill ^ | 6/28/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 06/28/2012 11:26:50 AM PDT by Brown Deer

The House voted Thursday to advance a resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, and a related resolution that could lead to civil court action against Holder.

Members voted 254-173 in favor of a rule governing floor debate for the two resolutions, setting up more debate and votes later in the day. The rule was approved by every Republican, and 15 Democrats, a sign that the resolutions might win the support of about a dozen or more Democrats later in the day.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; contempt; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holderincontempt; ice; murdergate; obama
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To: cuban leaf

You’re kidding, right?

In the middle of a vote in the House to hold AG Holder in Contempt of Congress and after dragging Obama into this with his use of Executive Privelege, you’re saying that Issa isn’t doing enough???

Issa has the highest ranking official in US History to be held in contempt from a full house vote. What else should he be doing?


101 posted on 06/28/2012 1:03:27 PM PDT by kidd
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To: bonfire

GOUDY!!!!

Presidential material!


102 posted on 06/28/2012 1:04:05 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: Red_Devil 232

Gowdy closing

GO Gowdy !!!


103 posted on 06/28/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: bonfire

Gowdy, another sad speaker. This had better be good.


104 posted on 06/28/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: bonfire

That district is the Ann Arbor (UofM) District.


105 posted on 06/28/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kidd

Gowedy is up! And he is good! I am in awe of this guy! He ain’t gonna Back Down!


106 posted on 06/28/2012 1:05:52 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bonfire

I love how Issa smacked down Dingleberry. He SAID that he was representing his constituent Brian Terry and his family. Then Issa said that the Terry family hasn’t even HEARD from you. LOL! LOVE it!


107 posted on 06/28/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Tennessee Nana

GOWDY for VP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


108 posted on 06/28/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: bonfire

He’s my “boyfriend”. *fantasy* (chuckle)

No, seriously tho, he really is a fighter.


109 posted on 06/28/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Gowdy and Issa remind me of our forefathers.

Rare.


110 posted on 06/28/2012 1:08:19 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The ghost of congress past.


111 posted on 06/28/2012 1:08:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kidd

My comment wasn’t about Issa. Sorry for the confusion.


112 posted on 06/28/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yeah, the youngsters Gowdy (SC) and Chaffetz (UT) have impressed the heck out of me.


113 posted on 06/28/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT by kidd
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To: cripplecreek; bonfire

Sooooo true.


114 posted on 06/28/2012 1:09:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: cripplecreek

Can anyone tell me what the electronic vote going on decides? Is it the contempt charge? I don’t think so.


115 posted on 06/28/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

He can speak with fire!


116 posted on 06/28/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: freebird5850

Voting to return the matter to committee (thereby killing the contempt motion).


117 posted on 06/28/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Vigilanteman
But, seriously, isn't the status quo maintained in the event of a tie vote?

Yes, in the event of a tie vote at the Supreme Court, the decision of the Appeals Court stands as binding on the parties involved, but the decision is not counted as a binding Supreme Court precedent. (You actually have to have a majority SCOTUS decision to create a binding national precedent on the lower courts.)

118 posted on 06/28/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by old republic
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To: Red_Devil 232

The voters in his district did a GREAT job to get rid of RINO Inglis....Gowdy is a keeper!


119 posted on 06/28/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Red_Devil 232

Jimmy Cricket! Another vote to vote on the vote to vote on the contempt of With Holder!


120 posted on 06/28/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: freebird5850

I think they’re voting on whether to debate it some more.


121 posted on 06/28/2012 1:14:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yea 70 Nay 52....about 6 minutes to go.


122 posted on 06/28/2012 1:19:04 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: freebird5850

Dumbass black caller complaining about republicans being stuck in 1888. LOL


123 posted on 06/28/2012 1:20:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I think this is a vote to send it back to the committee and if it fails then there is the actual vote of contempt.


124 posted on 06/28/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cripplecreek

“It’s a new world.” LOL!


125 posted on 06/28/2012 1:21:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: kidd

Yep! Me Too!


126 posted on 06/28/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cripplecreek

Scorecard to keep track of what they are doing.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx
Current activity listed at very top.


127 posted on 06/28/2012 1:22:31 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

When this one fails the contempt vote is next, but not before the radical leftists stage a walkout which C-SPAN says they will cover.


128 posted on 06/28/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I see now 118 R don’t want it sent back, 2 do. No more debate! Guilty!


129 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:03 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oh Good Lord, this moron says no guns went to mexico.


130 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: freebird5850

We need Nay votes on this.


131 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: All

Caller On C-Span: “Legalized Marijuana could have avoided the results of Fast And Furious”


132 posted on 06/28/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: glennaro

As they walk out I hope one Repub has the guts to say something like

“Let the record show that these people now leaving value their color over the laws of their country”.


133 posted on 06/28/2012 1:26:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Red_Devil 232

Looks like we got ‘em. 161 Nays


134 posted on 06/28/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: tsowellfan

You just knew that the legalize drugs call was coming.


135 posted on 06/28/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: freebird5850

Belay that....the count keeps going up!


136 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: cripplecreek

Then how about the woman from CA pushing the article in Fortune about FF. Such a slanted, false article. Fortune should be ashamed!!!


137 posted on 06/28/2012 1:31:20 PM PDT by Lakeside Granny
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To: cripplecreek

Ohh, lawdy, I see the CBC a gatherin’.


138 posted on 06/28/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Norm Lenhart

The contempt vote is underway. Looks like a parade leaving the chamber. Not that there was ever any doubt, but now the contempt resolution is sure to pass.


139 posted on 06/28/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Lakeside Granny

Yeah, she basically said it never happened and was really just a plot against Holder and Bam Bam


140 posted on 06/28/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: glennaro
but not before the radical leftists stage a walkout which C-SPAN says they will cover.

Perhaps Boehner can turn off ALL LIGHTS AND CAMERAS. Worked for Pelosi.
141 posted on 06/28/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

See ya, wouldn’t wanna be yta. don’t let the door hit you in the ... Hurry back now.


142 posted on 06/28/2012 1:33:55 PM PDT by kempster
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To: freebird5850

These boots are made for walkin

there they go...


143 posted on 06/28/2012 1:34:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: glennaro

The parade leaving the chamber, why would they not at least vote against it? No guts?


144 posted on 06/28/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: glennaro

And just heard that an email was sent out urging the Dems not to vote but just walk out. Typical.....


145 posted on 06/28/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

It’s clear — again and again — that the Democrat-Socialist Party is not interested in democracy ... only that they get their way.


146 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: cripplecreek

That was funny. There were no yeas or nays on agreeing to the (contempt) resolution, but speaker says yeas have it. Then member asks for electronic vote. Speaker says all for it stand. Everybody is standing anyway, so electronic vote is called. It’s over for Holder.


147 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: freebird5850

Thats it.
Contempt Resolution passed.

On to the courts!


148 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:18 PM PDT by kidd
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

From here on out, they’re the ABC “Angry Black Caucus”


149 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kempster

We didn’t get our way. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!


150 posted on 06/28/2012 1:36:06 PM PDT by Lakeside Granny
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