House Committee Schedules Contempt Vote Against Holder

CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.




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45 comments on “House Committee Schedules Contempt Vote Against Holder
  1. ordman says:

    What’s happening with Holder and Fast and Furious makes Watergate look like a day at the beach. At least Watergate didn’t cost anyone there lives. But like Watergate I’ll ask the same question the Senator Howard Baker (R) from Tennessee asked of the Republican President  “What did the President know and when did he know it?” Now the real question becomes does the Democratic Party have a Howard Baker or do none of them have the moral courage to stand up for the American people much less Agents Terry and Zapata?

    • Victor Magilke says:

      You are correct about Watergate. It was a second rate buglary at best. And no the democratic party doesn’t have a Howard Baker that will stand tall for the country instead of putting the party first!. It will be business as usual!

    • fiddler says:

      So do we coin it “Weapon-gate”?

  2. floridasharkman says:

    eric holder and the entire obama administration should be in jail on treason charges     nevermind contempt

  3. Victor Magilke says:

    Its about time. Eric Holder thinks he’s above the law. He needs to be prosecuted and imprisoned! He is a racist. His comment, “White people can’t complain about discrimination, they haven’t suffered enough,” is unforgivable! Can you imagine the outcry from the black community if a white Attorney General made that statement about blacks?

  4. KNUCKLEDUSTER says:

    He just can’y shake this albotross from his neck. Throw the criminal in prison

  5. Tye Brown says:

    Obama and Holder have committed treason against America and we sit here blogging .WE are a bunch of idiots. WE ARE LOSING SOME OF OUR FREEDOM EVERYDAY AND WE JUST BLOG. WE WE END UP IN FEMA PRISON CAMPS AND WE ARE BEING EXECUTED DO NOT COMPLAIN BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT. PROTEST-PROTEST-PROTEST—I AM A BIKER—I HAVE SUGGESTED MANY TIMES FOR BIKERS TO RIDE WITH ME TO DC AND CIRCLE THE WHITEHOUSE–PENTAGON AND CONGRESS FOR DAYS. WE NEED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ALL KINDS OF BIKES .24 HOUR A DAY KEEPING THE STREETS COMPLETELY FULL OF BIKERS. BIKERS ARE THE LARGEST BUNCH OF FREEDOM LOVERS ON THE PLANET. NO VIOLENCE NEEDED OR WANTED. IF WE ORGANIZE AND HELP EACH OTHER WE CAN RESTORE OUR BELOVED AMERICA. LADIES THE MEN WILL DO NOTHING SO IT IS UP TO YALL TO LEAD. COME ON LADIES AND GET THE BALL ROLLING.

    • Harry says:

      “WE are a bunch of idiots.”  Kindly speak for yourself, Tye Dye. There are many of us too well informed and sensible to buy into everything spewed by the right wing paranoia and propaganda machine. We also tend to laugh at fear driven, gullible idiots like you. Sorry about that. By the way, it’s the key all the way over to the left side of your keyboard just below the “Tab” key.

      • kygator03 says:

        Your comment shows exactly how well informed you are and the level of your
        mentality!!    Hopefully they are aware back at your institution that you have
        gotten out again!!

      • guest18 says:

        Blah, blah, blah — another brain dead Obot is in our midst.

  6. Remington 870 says:

    My bet is Holder will throw thousands of worthless pages of material at Rep. Issa and the stalling process continues. Cry Baby Boehner will do whatever he can to help his two new best buddies Obama and Holder from the impeachment process. Congress is much like a ‘chicken coop’….makes a lot of noise and full of crap. We can blame this long drawn out process on Boehner who is either compromised by some threatening scandal or is an inept coward. Either way….get rid of him Ohio voters.

    • Donaldryork says:

      I know for a fact that John Boehner is working hard to get rid of the scum in the white house and the DOJ. The country is in somewhat of a holding pattern until November when Oblamo will surely go. As far as Holder is concerned, Cong. Boehner is the one person who is directing contempt proceedings through chairman Issa.

  7. jong says:

    Unfortunately we will have to wait until both Holder and Obama are out.   We need to keep the House and retake both the Senate and the Presidency.   Then we can reveal what has been hidden and also with all of Congress voting we can actually convict them of something that we can not do right now.   Obama will ignore the contempt citation like he has every thing else.

    • fiddler says:

      “Unfortunately we will have to wait until both Holder and Obama are out”

      No guarantee that will happen. Recollecting back to the Senate approval hearings of Judge Robert Bork and of now Justice Thomas, I want to say AWWWWWWW when the Democrats complain about how AT Holder is being treated. Apparently Anita Hill is more important than a dead person killed by weapons used by thugs.

  8. Jdelaney3 says:

    Integrity, principle and political courage died long ago in DC. Between the ruling bureaucracy, the real culprits, and progressive tyranny, I’m amazed so many of us believe we still live in a constitutional republic. We fell off that pedestal long ago. Nothing will come of the contempt citation. Like the typical cornered rat, Holder will escape unscathed. Congress is a constitutional embarrassment. Makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Valor252 says:

       Sad to say, you are correct.

    • RescueKyron says:

      Get well.  Apparently you are unaware of the depth of anger all over this country.  Americans are the best strategists ever in the world.  Especially after a long effort of nicely trying to correct issues and politicians.  The culprits think they have bought or trained well enough their guards and protectors.  They haven’t. 

      That pesky ol’ American Spirit has a way of getting things done right.  When surrounded by the enemy, Remember The Alamo!  When challenged, and entering into a battle, shout Geronimo!  Two American battle shouts, better than hoo wah ditty.  Alamo proved American determination and refusal to quit; Geronimo was a brave Apache who willingly jumped into battles. See, we make American History by uniting in our shouts showing American Spirit.  

      These Goofs in Government are close to their end days.  Some by nature, others by their stupidity in trusting in their authority that they have only because of elections.  We make mistakes and we must correct them.  All the thugs involved in Fast & Furious are failed human beings, only able to take orders and do evil against good.  Good WILL end their misery.
        Americans, get our country back from the clutches and claws of those who are loyal to other countries, those who are communists, and all the barnacles and leaches by never giving up or giving in.   Murmur until close enough to shout REMEMBER THE ALAMO, and make your murmur and your shouts in the Voting Booth or point of however defending our country, GERONIMO!!  There’s another shout we can deliver with laughter.  SECRET SERVICE!!  (Americans who cleverly shook the confidence of the usurper who thought the Secret Service was his Praetorian Guard!  Not so, Bo, and traitors, them is our boyz.)  

  9. colleenf says:

    I hope they fry his arse!
    Make NO deals!

  10. Troy says:

    Obama and the democrats will protect Holder,they have to it is to close to election time. What will happen I have no clue, I do what should be done, but that makes the president look bad and the democrats.Maybe the republicans can get enough votes to make the charges go foward. If the democrats did the right thing then Holder would be in jail, but they think more about the party than the American people. Holder is the strong arm, the hit man if that what you want to call him, because of all the stupid things he has done, like lawsuits aganist states who is trying to help it’s citzens.The voter ID thing, none of what he is doing helps the Americans citzens just illegals, who in return helps the democrats.He is also a racist, look at the black panthers walks free.But selling guns to drug dealers is a low thing to do and in turn lies about it. The proof is there, but the democrats just don’t see it or so they say.Not a word from the president on this.The charges should be a non issue, but it will be, just watch the democrats go into protection mode………………..

    • Chelseabrowning643 says:

      Obama will either protect him with lies and subterfuge.. OR as is Barrys way, he will throw Holder under the bus.  Depends on just how guilty he really is and how much he can drag Barry into it.

    • guest18 says:

      The Democrats who are up for re-election might want to think twice about protecting Eric Holder. They’re fighting an uphill battle as it is, and protecting Holder will only assure their defeat in November.

  11. A Once Proud American says:

    ABOUT TIME!!!!  Thank you Issa for doing something our fearless (???) leaders could not do!!  I was really starting to believe our system of checks and balances was no longer effective because our current panel of (??) leaders CAN NOT do the job.  How fast can we get them OUT… they are no better than the current black pinocchio is office!!

    • Victor Magilke says:

      Issa is doing a good job, but Boehner has to cooperate or all his work is fruitless!

  12. kygator03 says:

    It’s LONG overdue!!  Our House Speaker, ol’ Tearyeyes, should be next to go!  I can’t believe his total
    lack of courage to attack these Leftist street thugs in the White House!!!

    • Donaldryork says:

      There are legal processes that Congressman Boehner must take in order for this to take place. Look, you could go back to dum  bass Pelosi , we do’nt want that now do we?

  13. Andrewsmaria12 says:

    Well, I hope the house committee sticks to their guns on this.  If anyone should be held in contempt it is that nazi Holder.  Corrupt or what?

    however, politics being what it is, and politicians being the idiots they are, I will not hold my breath.  Thing is, some of them better start to undeerstand, the people are getting sick of this government in all forms.. and if they do not start policing their own.. then WE, THE PEOPLE WILL DO IT FOR THEM!

  14. Dla7577 says:

    Holder reminds me of those tobacco guys who were asked to testify before Congress.  I’m roaring when he says that he can’t give answers because of some legal action or whatever.  He’ll probably continue to hem and haw  until November to prevent this whole ugly mess from getting inObama’s way.  Makes you wonder: WHAT KIND OF JUSTICE IS THIS ADMINISTRATION ALL ABOUT?

  15. mom2marine says:

    Holder is doing exactly what he was put in position to do…as are the others. The socialist agenda is materializing before our very eyes.