GOP Freshmen Press For Contempt Vote On Holder

Eric Holder 8 SC 300x199 GOP freshmen press for contempt vote on Holder

House conservatives, fearing that Republican leaders may try to avoid an election-year confrontation with the Obama administration, are insisting that House Speaker John Boehner press ahead with contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious gun-running operation.

Five House Republican freshmen wrote to Boehner, R-Ohio, demanding that he schedule a vote on the contempt charges, something Boehner has so far resisted.

“It’s time for the House to formally recognize the obvious: That Attorney General Holder has not and will not cooperate with the legitimate investigation launched by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and is therefore in contempt of Congress,” the freshmen said in the letter.

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wants Holder to turn over additional information, including internal Justice Department emails related to Fast and Furious, an operation in which U.S. officials allowed American guns to flow to Mexico in hopes of following the guns to drug cartel leaders. One of those guns was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010.

Boehner has not scheduled a vote on the contempt charges against Holder and is instead trying to keep the Republican-controlled House focused on election-year issues like the struggling economy, the national debt and unemployment.

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  1. chuck holmes says:

    Politics, what can I say. I think they should go after him and all of his affiliates!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Captain America says:

    well then impeach Boehner, for obstructing justice, I don't know what they have on Boehner, but he appears to be compromised and unable to do the right thing.

  3. The struggling economy, the national debt and tragic unemployment are truly
    important issues on which all need to concentrate, HOWEVER as important
    as they are NOTHING is more critical, at this time, than Holder's contempt of
    Congress. Too much delay has already been lost. Holder continues to violate
    his oath to represent and protect the American public. NOW is the time to re-
    solve Holder's contempt of Congress.

  4. Kenneth says:

    I'm so disappointed with Speaker Boehner. I thought he was going to be a tough leader who would get things done. I feel he has been seriously threatened by the Obama thugs and is now afraid to do the right thing. People seem to die suddenly when they oppose the dictatorship of Obama.

  5. David F. says:

    It's time to put an end to the Unconstitutional behavior that is running rampant in the DOJ, and to let Obama know that America is fed up with his running Roughshod over the Constitution. There needs to be an Impartial head of the DOJ, so that if anything comes up such as having to investigate the President on Charges for anything, that they aren't intimidated or beholden to the President and stop Investigations that need to be done. If we had a truly Impartial head of the DOJ, I would bet that Obama would have never been able to put in as a Candidate for the Presidency in the first place, and would have diligently dug into Obama's background and stopped him in his first 6 months, if not before the actual 2008 Election.

    There needs to be a Constitutional Amendment or Federal Regulation that covers the nomination of the Head of the DOJ, to specifically stop any type of Political Cronyism and guarantee that the Head of the DOJ is accountable to "We the People" and not to the President or Congress.

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    Not only contempt but treason also for Holder is what congress should be asking for.clyburn of SC the runaway from the Riverbanks Zoo is always sticking up for Holder.If Holder was white and a conservative ole Jim would be bringing the hammer,nails and wood to crucify him.

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