Holder Held in Contemp

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As expected, The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-17 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt:

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Republican Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), approved a resolution along party lines to place Holder in contempt after battling him for months over access to internal agency documents about the gun-tracking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

The vote came after Obama escalated the conflict by sending a letter to the committee claiming executive privilege over the documents the panel had sought.

All 23 Republicans on the committee voted for the contempt resolution, while all 17 Democrats voted against it. Every member of the panel was present for the vote.

Minutes after the panel’s decision, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the full House will vote on the contempt measure next week.

Nancy Pelosi was none too happy about it, either, saying:

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.”

As if. Things are moving fast and furiously, and it’s only hump day. My guess is this will dominate the news into next week, and we’ll see the race card played at every turn. What’s your take?

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75 Responses to Holder Held in Contemp

  1. HELENK says:

    Holder says House vote is an ‘election-year tactic intended to distract attention’ – statement via @NBCNews

  2. HELENK says:

    CNN tweeted:
    House Leadership says #fastandfurious contempt floor vote will be next week unless AG Holder relents and provides documents.

  3. ah yes—–the race card. It will never end. Sigh…….

  4. DeniseVB says:

  5. DM says:

    “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.” — Pelosi

    Off the table Pelosi should stfu.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    That last one – Best Invention Ever!!!!11!

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    not one Dem voted for it. 👿

  8. Lola-at-Large says:

    I’ve had it up to *HERE* with Democratic stupidity. Here’s a quote from the NYT article on this subject:

    They and other Democrats complained that the panel was ignoring its mission of coming up with reforms, like finding ways to strengthen laws to combat gun trafficking along the Southwestern border.

    Well, how do you expect them to combat gun trafficking along the SW border when HOLDER IS LETTING GUNS WALK ACROSS IT. That’s the whole point of this exercise, ffs.

    But you know what? Nevermind. Because today The Once added the one thing he did not need to his fight for reelection: a real scandal that the media will run with. Solyndra didn’t hit. Neither did his trickery in the 2008 primary, or the fact that he has a freaking kill list and personally approves of the kills. But this? This is gonna hit and stick.


    • It’s gonna be the subject for debate for a long time. Way more than Obamacare was. The legal pundits are not gonna let this one go.

    • r u reddy says:

      If the Big Corporate MSM start mainline-dripfeeding juicy details of this slow-building scandal every news-cycle, that would be a sign that
      “somebody in authority” has decided the DemParty needs an emergency candidate-transplant at the top of the ticket. If so, they would then (hopefully) use their “hidden embed masters” of personality-delamination to provoke Obama into public rages and displays of puzzling irrationality. If they could get him to “go Chernobyl” on camera, the need for an emergency nominee-transplant could be somberly explained to the nation as a regretably unavoidable necessity.

  9. swanspirit says:

    No one has been fired , charged or even remotely held responsible for Brian Terry being killed . POTUS and AG are contemptible

  10. lyn5 says:

    I read some of the NYT comments related to the contempt story. Obots are see-no-evil dumbshits.

  11. HELENK says:

    with the family of Jamie Zapata filing a wrongful death suit against the DOJ, will the documents that holder and co are hiding have to come out in court?

  12. HELENK says:


    The democrats on the panel sickened me. Have they no respect for the law?? Have they no concern for the deaths that occurred?? Have they no respect for themselves as congress people??? Is it ok with them that backtrack and holder are saying to them ” go to hell , we do not have to give you any documents we do not want to”?

  13. HELENK says:

    off topic


    possible supreme court verdict tomorrow. If that goes down and holder being charged with contempt, backtrack is having a very bad week

  14. HELENK says:


    Terry family says holders refusal and backtrack’s decision have made matters worse

  15. SophieCT says:

    I cannot imagine Issa being on the right side of any issue. This is one of those cases where the best thing that could happen is a lose-lose.

    • Karma says:

      No kidding. He funded CA’s recall for Gov, saw it swiped by Arnie, which helped jump start the others.

      And this should probably be said on tin foil Tues but he often seem to fumble after months of sound and fury. Maybe only his failures hit my radar but it seems convenient.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    While watching live coverage of the #fastfuriousrememberingbrianobamasadork coverage today, I tweeked my blogho:


  17. r u reddy says:

    Oh . . . so Pelosi could’ve arrested Rove on any given day? Well maybe she could’ve. But would she would’ve? No. Never! A thousand times no! Why? Because Rove served Pelosi’s beloved CheneyBush Administration. What? Her beloved CheneyBush Administration? Yes, her beloved CheneyBush Administration.

    She loved it so much she gave her all to keep CheneyBush in POWer as WELL as in office until the very last minute of the very last hour of the very last day. “Impeachment is off the table” deserves to live in infamy as Pelosi’s very own “Ford pardons Nixon” moment. She then went out of her way to derail, wheel-spoke, prang, etc.; any effort
    by Conyers and the House Judiciary Committee to even hold hearings
    on possible articles of impeachment. These would at least have tied up and slowed down the CheneyBushadmin a little bit.

    I started referring to the “Pelosi-Bush Administration” over at Hullabaloo. Some of the Hullabaloids didn’t like that.

    • WMCB says:

      I was having this argument on twitter with Obots who keep insisting it was a Bush program: “So you realize you just called Holder a liar? Because he said today it wasn’t.”

  18. insanelysane says:

    Whew, the calls of raci$m are getting rather shrill.
    I just visited Salon.com and wow.
    The O-bots are calling Appalachia a nest of red neck r@cists.

    When I worked for Hillary in central west.PA 4 years ago, what I saw were honorable hard working not on welfare god fearing families. Most young people were in college or trade schools, or had jobs or volunteered. Lots of churches and lots of bars and bowling alleys and little league and school projects.
    No homeless laying on streets like in SF or NYC. Just Lots of American flags, farms workers, family and football.

    One other common thread they share… they seemed to have an excellently tuned BULL SHIT meter.

    At the several rallys I went to, I saw the BS meters clicking.
    These people were deeply involved. They knew the issues.

    The older generations and their military families were very well informed and not FOX only. They had local papers and Networks and the Legion Hall. Farmers, plumbers, car mechanics know the politics because their lives depend on it.

    They all knew both side cheat and lie as routine.They don’t trust easily.You have to prove yourself to gain trust here.

    They saw through him, just like we all did. Few there is surprised with how badly O ran the government machinery. They’re used to it. New boss …same as old boss.

    Honestly, melanin is the least of their worries.
    I think the incompetence is the problem instead.

    • Erica says:

      I didn’t personally campaign there, but I made phone calls to many states, including PA, WV, Kentucky, TX, NC, IN, IL, GA, FL–all over really. I got the same impression as you did. Complete contradiction of the view of B0 and his minions. There was a reason Hillary treated those voters with respect, and there is a reason why 0 and team treat them with disrespect. The fact is, the people the Obots disdain by and large do more actual thinking than the Obots do.

  19. driguana says:

    Yep, a full house of race cards….

  20. yttik says:

    “The issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency you will see a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don’t find ourselves in a situation with aides being subpoenaed.”

    -President Obama, 2007

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