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The House Finds Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. by The Elephant's Child

In a 255-67 vote, the House placed Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena, in the Fast and Furious inquiry.

Seventeen Democrats ignored party lines and voted with Republicans to find the Attorney General in contempt of Congress. 108 Democrats didn’t cast votes to protest the fact that the House GOP was holding the vote.The Department of Justice is not expected to enforce the criminal contempt measure. But less than an hour later, the House passed a separate resolution allowing Issa’s Congressional Oversight Committee  to pursue civil court action against Holder.

The Congressional Black Caucus and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) staged a walkout during the vote as Democrats charged the GOP with staging a witch hunt against Holder that demeans the lower chamber.The Congressional Oversight Committee is concerned with uncovering just who is responsible for an operation that unlawfully sent nearly 2000 guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels where they were responsible for killing Border agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata and something over 300 murdered Mexican nationals. That is an awful lot of dead bodies, for which the United States is apparently responsible, and the Democrats want to call attempting to find out who authorized it a “witch hunt?’

If the drug wars just across the border weren’t killing so many people, it might well have been called an “international incident.” It is against the law to invoke “executive privilege” to cover up wrongdoing, but the President has invoked executive privilege which is usually used to protect conversations between a president and advisers.

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Unless there’s something new in the Fast and Furious story, this will be placed on the sidelines. Harry Reid will not allow a vote in the Do Nothing Senate which happens to include the liberal freak show of Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. Also, eric holders job as AG is safe because Obama and the dirty dems need Holder to fix election results. i’m in a foul mood tonight!! Justice John Roberts really pissed me off today.


Comment by Douglas Allen (@SeattleSports64)

True, but there’s a degree of shame. No Atty. General has ever been held in contempt. And I see you are about as fond of our senators as I am. IowaHawk described Fast and Furious as Watergate with toe tags. Democrats were so appalled by Watergate that they didn’t let go of it for years, but there weren’t any dead bodies. I don’t see how something like this can happen and it’s just brushed off. I guess I’m indignant all by myself.


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