I have to admit that I didn't expect this. I'm glad to see it. I wonder if Holder will clam up and take the bullet or sing.
The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents tied to the Fast and Furious gun-running sting.
The 255-67 vote marked the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt by Congress. Almost every House Republican backed the measure, along with nearly 20 Democrats.
House members are also expected to pass a civil contempt measure later in the day.
Even during Watergate, this level of lying and deceit did not take place. The president has already declared Executive Privilege to prevent the documents in question from making their way before the eyes of Congress. If this president were a republican there would be on the hour updates and breaking in to TV shows to keep the public up to date on the protests calling for impeachment.
The House of Representatives passed a civil contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder for his refusal to turn over documents tied to the Fast and Furious gun-running sting.
The House earlier approved a criminal contempt measure. The civil measure passed in a sharply polarized 258-95 vote.
A large number of Democrats -- including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- walked off the House floor in protest and refused to participate in the criminal contempt vote.
Speaking in New Orleans, Holder dismissed the House action as "the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided -- and politically motivated -- investigation during an election year."
Why is it that only representatives who have interests in the president are the ones protesting the charges that might bring him down? I wonder why. I don't wonder at all. I know why. They are loosing. They have put everything on this president. His right arm has done something pretty damned horrible and the president, even if not drug directly in to this, will be marked by it.
All I hear all day is about Obama win in the court. I don't think I've heard a word about Gun Walker or Fast and Furious or whatever they are calling it this week. Some are calling it an act of war against Mexico.