House Dem Plans To Vote For Holder Contempt...

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    Apparently, there are some good & decent Democrats left. Kudos to you Mr. Matheson.


    The Democratic Party’s resistance to holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is crumbling.

    Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson said Tuesday he plans to vote in favor of holding Holder in contempt over his refusal to comply with a subpoena into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

    “It just compounds the tragedy when both sides play politics instead of releasing the facts. The Terry family, the public and Congress deserve answers,” Matheson said in remarks first reported by the Salt Lake Tribune in his home state. “Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable.”

    To make matters worse for Holder, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, more Democrats are expected to join Matheson in holding Holder in contempt. House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Democrats’ chief vote-counter, isn’t even sure how many Democrats will break ranks. According to the Associated Press — which framed the Democratic defections as a result of the NRA’s decision to score the vote — Hoyer wouldn’t say how many Democrats he expected to vote in favor of Holder in contempt, but confirmed he expects some, like Matheson, to abandon party lines.

    These Democratic defections cut sharply into the narrative House oversight committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the White House and Holder himself have created around this scandal. They have all claimed that House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and House Republicans are motivated by partisan politics in pursuing this issue, something that Matheson and other Democrats’ vote would undercut.


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    I thought for sure that Pelosi would break ranks, she is really strong on ethics and accountability.
     
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    The nuts in the NRA are scoring a no vote as an anti-gun rights vote. Conservative Democrats that need a good NRA rating in their districts may vote yes for that reason.
     
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    Attorney General Eric Holder's people have no shame. After months of stonewalling, misinformation and petulant disregard for the victims of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, President Obama's Justice Department is hiding behind the most despicable race-card demagogues on the planet. "Post-racial" America never looked so bitter, clingy and cowardly.
     
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    The Democratic Party can't let go of its Race-Baiting agitation. Race-Baiting and Class Warfare are all they have left. How many Elections could they win without it?
     
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    What about the ethical ones like Pelosi, won't they break rank and at least want some answers or are they going to tow the party line.

    I always thought the Dems wanted justice for people first. Maybe Democrsts hate ICE agents.
     
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    They can't find anyone else to blame for the contempt charge and it is driving them crazy. I am surprised that they didn't ry to blame George H.
     
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    Fox has 4 confirmed and maybe up to 20 ready to vote contempt for Holder. This is going to one heck of an interesting battle. Glad to see some Democrats have some decency.

    " The two sides also will likely continue to battle over the documents at the heart of the dispute as President Obama tries to lock them down by claiming executive privilege.

    Several Democrats indicated Wednesday they don't buy that argument.

    "While Republicans and Democrats argue over the scope of the people's right to know what happened, the attorney general has decided to withhold relevant documents," Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said in a statement announcing he would support the contempt resolution. "The only way to get to the bottom of what happened is for the Department of Justice to turn over the remaining documents, so that we can work together to ensure this tragedy never happens again."

    Other Democrats to announce an anti-Holder stance include Reps. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.; Collin Peterson, D-Minn.; and Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

    Read more: Holder in peril as Dems break ranks on contempt resolution | Fox News
     

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