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Eric Holder Held In Contempt of Congress

June 29, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: European Parliment
CC_Flickr: European Parliment

The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress late Thursday, making him the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt.

On a 255-67 vote included 17 Democrats breaking ranks to vote with Republicans favoring the contempt vote, reports Fox News.

Earlier in the month, a House committee investigating the "Fast and Furious" gun operation voted to hold Holder in contempt, after President Obama refused to release documents pertaining to the case.

Tags: Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Barack Obama


Comments (11)

Displaying 1 - 11 of 11

Robocop @ 7/2/2012 6:43 PM

So? What are they going to do to him? Nothing, that's what. This man is a criminal and has used his Office for personal and political gain and has committed crimes while doing so. He should be in jail!

DonFED08 @ 7/2/2012 7:29 PM

Robocop said it all! It was interesting how he let his buddy retire after he was arrested in Maryland for DUI, Reckless Endangerment of Life & Property, Negligent Endangerment of Life & Property, etc. His buddy was Harley Lappin, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

DonFED08 @ 7/2/2012 7:41 PM

BTW, Lappin was able to land a job with CCA that pays big money (more than his Govt. job), only approx. 11-months after he signed a $10 mil. contract with CCA on behalf of the USDOJ/FBOP. If this happened to any of us, we would be hung out to dry. Also, no one seems to know the outcome of these charges.

frankd @ 7/2/2012 7:47 PM

Above posters said it all. This Administration needs to go! They cheat, lie and steal like the common criminal. What trick do they have up their sleeve to continue on for 4 more years. Vote Damn It!

RED @ 7/2/2012 8:09 PM

Any cop who votes for obumma is making a huge mistake. Think about Terry Allen and his family. What has obumma or holder done for them. Terry Allen was a Marine who served in his country abroad, and a Border Agent who was killed in Arizona defending out border.

Tom Ret @ 7/2/2012 9:48 PM

Holder is corrupt and has corrupted the DOJ. One can only imagine what they are hiding by not supplying the papers to Issa's committee and Obama claiming executive privilege. They are no doubt up to their necks in illegal and/or unethical behavior that they want to keep secret so it won't hurt Obama's chances of being reelected.

Random @ 7/3/2012 1:37 AM

Anything of interest has probably been shredded and then burned a year a go. What is not of interest will probably not be released to the public for about 20 to 30 yrs. I have a joke. Holder walks into to a bar and bumps into President Obama. Holder says “sorry, please pardon me.” President Obama replies, “OK”

Greg @ 7/3/2012 4:20 AM

"Think about Terry Allen and his family. What has obumma or holder done for them. Terry Allen was a Marine who served in his country abroad, and a Border Agent who was killed in Arizona defending out border."

Did you mean Brian Terry?

Holder is racist scum and admitted only caring about "his people"...fits right in with his leader's beliefs.

Mike @ 7/3/2012 8:23 AM

Pretty sorry state of affairs when corrupt politicians don't put much effort into hiding their shameful acts. Further disappointing when even when caught they just laugh it off and move on to other lucrative opportunities without any repercussions for past acts. Sad times for all Americans.

Frank @ 7/3/2012 2:11 PM

Over the years I've been to too many mandatory Cultural Diversity programs and lectures. I worked with many cultures over the years and grew up and a mixed culture neighborhood in the 60's. I walked to school, hung around and played sports and served in the US Military with some of the African Americans in my area. I always felt that these guys would always have my back. I also felt this stuff was slowly going away over the years until this stupid ass Administration shows up and starts the race issue game all over again. Pitching one group against the other I think to keep the fire going and take their minds off the big picture. The issue that really made me stand up and take notice was the contract hit the Black Pathers put out on Zimmerman on National news and Holder did and said nothing. This should have been a wake-up call for all of us not just the white guy but every cultural walking down Main St. USA.

Mike Ross @ 7/3/2012 9:41 PM

This man is responsible for the death of a Border Patrol agent and his ass should be in jail. This administration has no respect for law enforcement or our countries foundations.

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