ABC News spent all of 30 seconds on the first cabinet member to ever be held in contempt:
Shocking right? I mean the there is no MSM bias right?
Imagine if this had happened during Bush’s tenure….the media ran non-stop stories about the desk jockey at the CIA getting outed but the Attorney General of the United States being held in criminal and civil contempt? Yawn.
The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress Thursday for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program.
The House took two votes, one on criminal contempt charges, which passed 255-67. The criminal contempt of Congress is likely not to go anywhere as the Justice Department, which Holder heads, is the department responsible for opening a criminal investigation.
The second charge, which passed 258 – 95, was a civil contempt charge, could move to federal court where it could take years to litigate. Though the action puts more pressure on the administration to abide by the subpoenas and provide requested documents.
Meanwhile, meet the 17 Democrats who voted with Republicans:
Candidate District Opponent Mike Ross AR-04 Tom Cotton John Barrow GA-12 TBD Leonard Boswell IA-03 Tom Latham Joe Donnelly IN-SEN Richard Mourdock Ben Chandler KY-06 Andy Barr Tim Walz MN-01 TBD Collin Peterson MN-07 TBD Mike McIntryre NC-07 David Rouzer Larry Kissell NC-08 TBD BIll Owens NY-21 Matt Doheny Kathy Hochul NY-27 Chris Collins Dan Boren Retiring TBD Mark Critz PA-12 Keith Rothus Jason Altmire Retiring - Jim Matheson UT-04 Mia Love Ron Kind WI-03 TBD Nick Rahall WV-03 Rick Snuffer
Of the seventeen, two are retiring (one unwillingly), one is currently in the process of losing the Indiana Senate race, three (Kind, Peterson, & Walz) are currently rated as being in ‘safe’ districts… and the other eleven are pretty much scared out of their minds that they’re going to be tossed out on their ears in November. With good reason: every one of these people have been tainted by their willingness to enable House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s radical agenda, and the GOP will cheerfully replace them with actual conservatives – i.e., Republicans – in a heartbeat.
And the funny part? If the Democrats want to even pretend to be trying to get the House back, they’re going to have to support every single one of these candidates who is running for re-election.
It should be humorous to watch as Democrat leadership supports those Democrats who crossed party lines and voted with Republicans. Did they vote their conscious? I doubt it…as Moe Lane illustrated above, it’s because they are soon to be voted out of office. But at least they weren’t being the partisan hacks like Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who did that walk-out circus act today.
Rep. Trey Gowdy – “For those of you who wanted to negotiate a compromise, an ‘extraordinary accommodation’ to use the Attorney General’s words, for those of you who want to plea bargain my question to you is simply this, would you settle for just 75 percent of the truth? Is 50 percent of the truth enough for you? Is a third?”