Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Resolution Passed - Holder in Contempt

Now the resolution will go to Boehner to schedule a house vote.

He has the votes to pass including 31 Dems.

But does he have the balls?

Texas Conservative Republican News has a nice summary of what just transpired.

Stay tuned....


Boehner, Cantor Announce House Fast & Furious Contempt Vote Next Week

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Fast & Furious operation:

“Despite being given multiple opportunities to provide the documents necessary for Congress’ investigation into Fast and Furious, Attorney General Holder continues to stonewall. Today, the Administration took the extraordinary step of exerting executive privilege over documents that the Attorney General had already agreed to provide to Congress. Fast and Furious was a reckless operation that led to the death of an American border agent, and the American people deserve to know the facts to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. While we had hoped it would not come to this, unless the Attorney General reevaluates his choice and supplies the promised documents, the House will vote to hold him in contempt next week. If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”(source)
 Ah figures they'd give Holder wiggle room to get out of the Contempt vote.

I'm sure there is a backroom deal in the works as you read this. Damn!

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