Thursday, June 28, 2012

Congress Holds Attorney General In Contempt!

Darrell Issa U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) shares a moment with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. The 112 U.S. Congress has convened on Capitol Hill today.
House Speaker John Boehner and Congressman Darrell Issa smirk. They voted on contempt of Attorney General Eric Holder. The president and the Democrats are calling the vote a distraction and are hoping to energize their base based on this decision. Also the Republicans plan on repealing "OBAMACARE!"

Major news breaks this day. The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the American Health Care Reform law and the Republicans are very upset over this one! They vow to repeal the entire law after their umpteenth break.

Eric Holder official portraitNow onto the next controversy, the ridiculous Operation Fast & Furious scandal. The Republicans managed to have a wrestle enough conservative Democrats to hold the Attorney General of The United States in contempt of Congress. They're playing right into the president's trap. Now he can say that the Republican Party and its allies in the conservative movement aren't worried about the economy. They're worried about appealing to their radical extremist base in defense of the culture war!

The remaining moderate and liberal Democrats walked out in protest. The Congressional Black Caucus did the passionate plea to the Republican leaders to avoid the contempt vote. No avail.

Similar to those good old days when then House Minority Leader (now Speaker of the House) John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) walked out in protest of the contempt charge of Harriett Meyers and Josh Bolten. Alberto Gonzalez had to resign as the U.S. Attorney General in this scandal.

I guess this is the Republicans attempts at getting revenge!

The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The vote was 255 ayes, 67 nays, and 1 present vote.

Seventeen Democrats joined with 238 Republicans to vote for the contempt charges against Holder, while over 100 Democrats did not vote, most of them symbolically walking out of the House chamber in protest.
Attorney General Holder is not resigning. He basically ignore the Republicans. He's currently in Florida talking to a civil rights organization to motivate Americans to vote.
Courtesy of YouTube and House Speaker John Boehner

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