US AG Holder held in contempt of Congress: 255-67

The House of Representatives has found U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for arrogantly stonewalling and withholding documents related to the botched federal scheme known as Operation Fast and Furious. The gun-running operation conceived in 2009 by the Phoenix Division of ATF — a Justice Department agency — was responsible for supplying more than 2,000 weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels. The scandal resulted in numerous deaths — including the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the Arizona desert.

The operation which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has acknowledged was “fundamentally flawed,” occurred under his watch with his Department’s knowledge and approval.

During today’s vote, in an arrogant display of liberal partisanship led by Democrat Nancy Pelosi, 110 Democrats walked out in protest.

The vote recommended that the House of Representatives find Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Individual member votes can be seen here. (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

The measure passed 255-67, with one member voting “present.” Seventeen of the Democrats who didn’t walk out voted with the Republican majority to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Two Republicans, Reps. Steven LaTourette (Ohio) and Scott Rigell (VA), opposed the contempt resolution.

Executive branch key players can be seen here. Victims? Click here. Earliest evidence of when administration officials knew can be seen here. Check out Fortress Holder here.

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8 Responses to US AG Holder held in contempt of Congress: 255-67

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    While being appropriately CONDEMNED by the US House, holder (no joke!) was in DISNEYLAND – as if the regular FANTASYLAND of d-cRAT socialism isn’t enough non-reality for him.

    After contemptible holder was officially held in contempt, I began serving a fried chicken and watermelon buffet in front of the US Congress building. Mr. race-baiter sharpton and his pals in the CBC were welcome to attend – but ONLY if they behave themselves and don’t call the other participants “racists.” I’ll also be serving sharpton’s favorite dessert – “crackers” beaten to a pulp with a baseball bat (with some cheese).
    Y’all come, now!

    • teapartypatriot says:

      The ultimate Fast and Furious “smoking gun” will be the document stating OBOZO’s approval to proceed with this idiotic scheme as part of a plan to destroy the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans.

  2. John Q says:

    I think it is interesting that over one hundred of the “vision” democrats decided to take the chicken move by walking out and not making a recorded vote. Where is the courage of their convictions? When were they afflicted with this terminal disease called osteoporosis? It is time to order the burial site for these traitors to America.

  3. Doc says:

    The DOJ is not going to pursue Criminal Charges. Congress is planning a lengthy civil action. I believe a couple of Sheriff Joe’s Deputies should fly to Disneyworld & arrest him.

  4. garvan says:

    Big whoop! So they held him in contempt. How does that get him to come up with the incriminating documents? IT DOES NOT.

    Does the contempt thing rein him in? NOT IN THE LEAST.

    Aside from its value as political theater, what have we citizens gained from the contempt action? NOTHING.

  5. Night Owl says:

    Eric Holder and his boss are both contemptible. I have held them in contempt for nearly four years. Now John Roberts belongs in the same mix. Whatever is happening to our magnificent America is not good.

  6. Kathy says:

    Silence from Kyl and McCain – wonder why??? Blood is on their hands as well as all others who voted to confirm Holder.

  7. MacBeth says:

    Here FrontPage magazine calls this Democrat walk out of the contempt hearing exactly what it is in this superb article titled PLAYING THE RACE CARD TO OBSCURE MURDER. Read it!!

    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/29/playing-the-race-card-to-obscure-murder/#.T-3HI2UBzZY.email