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List of Democrats Voting Holder in Contempt
Pundit Press ^ | 6/27/12 | Aurelius

Posted on 06/27/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT by rightistight

Already, there are a few democrat members of the House that have declared that they will be voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. This on its face destroys the far-Left's assertions that the vote is strictly partisan. It is literally the opposite now: bi-partisan...

Representative Jim Matheson of Utah has declared that he would vote Holder in contempt. Mr. Matheson also unequivocally voiced his distaste for the corruption the Obama Administration is fostering, saying, "Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable. It is a vote I will support."

Representative John Barrow of Georgia has also stated his support for finding Holder in contempt. Mr. Barrow said, in part, "the Attorney General has decided to withhold relevant documents. 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."

Representatives Nick Rahall of West Virginia and Collin Peterson of Minnesota have joined as well. Defending his planned vote, Peterson described the Obama Administration's rational for executive privileges as "gobbledygook." He went on to say, "I don’t know what the hell they are talking about."

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: contempt; holder; holdercontempt; housecontemptvote

1 posted on 06/27/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by rightistight
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To: rightistight

Three does not a list, make.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: rightistight

I’m sure the MSM narrative will still include the phrase “mostly along party lines...”


3 posted on 06/27/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Three is a list. One is a list.

It’d be nicer if the list was longer. But at least there are some democrats that won’t stomach some forms of corruption even if it wears a democrat label.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 10:14:27 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: liberalh8ter

Multiple sources are estimating appx. 30 Democrats will vote in favor of the contempt resolution.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 10:16:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: rightistight

Stupid question: what real world impact does contempt of Congress carry? Is it toothless and will be ignored or does something tangible happen?


6 posted on 06/27/2012 10:17:07 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: The_Victor

That would be the same dinosaur media that shrills “But it’s BIPARTISAN!” when one lone republican joins a 100% democrat vote.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 10:17:25 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Sources told Fox News that about 20 Democrats are likely to vote with Republicans on Thursday.
8 posted on 06/27/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: liberalh8ter

Look again. That’s four.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 10:19:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Wyatt's Torch
I heard on the news this morning that there may be two different contempt votes.

One civil contempt and the other criminal contempt.

10 posted on 06/27/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: liberalh8ter
Remember these:

Matheson

Barrow

Peterson

Rahall

11 posted on 06/27/2012 10:24:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rightistight

Yawn! Wake me up when a Dem from NY, MA, CA, HI or NJ votes for contempt.


12 posted on 06/27/2012 10:24:31 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: rightistight

Matheson is facing a fairly stiff challenge to his reelection for the first time, and he’s running to the middle. He’s just trying to put some distance between himself and this administration for self-preservation. Let him get past this election (if he survives) and he’ll go back to being a dem “yes” man.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 10:25:15 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: The_Victor
I’m sure the MSM narrative will still include the phrase “mostly along party lines...”

I agree. However, as we all know, when only one Republican crosses the aisle and votes with the Democrats on anything, the MSM reports that "the measure passed with bipartisan support."

14 posted on 06/27/2012 10:26:56 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Is it toothless and will be ignored or does something tangible happen?

The contempt charge negates Holder's ability to represent the DOJ in court. It's a vote of no-confidence. It also allows congress to appoint an "independent" investigator/prosecutor of their choosing to investigate the case. That is, if employed, it would take the whole investigation out of the DOJ's control. If they continue to stonewall or obstruct the independent investigation, the independent investigator/prosecutor can file charges against Holder.

However, the President's Executive Privilege stance now must be investigated first. The whole process will take years and will fall out of the news cycle long before November.

I believe that was the strategy behind Obama claiming executive privilege. It will only become a problem for the president after the election and likely will go away after he is unseated.

So, yes there are some teeth if they continue to press. But Holder will not go to jail and/or implicate Obama before November.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 10:32:19 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: rightistight

Matheson is facing a fairly stiff challenge to his reelection for the first time, and he’s running to the middle. He’s just trying to put some distance between himself and this administration for self-preservation. Let him get past this election (if he survives) and he’ll go back to being a dem “yes” man.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 10:33:22 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: atomic_dog
In the Bloggers & Personal forum, on a thread titled List of Democrats Voting Holder in Contempt, atomic_dog wrote: Yawn! Wake me up when a Dem from NY, MA, CA, HI or NJ votes for contempt.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 10:46:50 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; kevkrom; Islander7; DannyTN
Don't get me wrong...I'm happy to hear there are Dems crossing the aisle on this issue however, it's pathetic when you consider this is the AG obfuscating Congress on an policy that resulted in the death of a BP agent and hundreds, if not thousands of Mexicans. Instead an atmosphere of the usual partisan fighting, there should be outrage.
18 posted on 06/27/2012 10:52:23 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: rightistight

One makes it bi-partisan, to the WH anyways, when one pubbie jumps to their side of a vote...


19 posted on 06/27/2012 10:59:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: kevkrom
Multiple sources are estimating appx. 30 Democrats will vote in favor of the contempt resolution.

Didn't know there were that many racist Democrats in Congress.

/sar

20 posted on 06/27/2012 11:02:27 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: rightistight

http://www.grassfire.com/191/petition.asp

Petition States:
As a law-abiding citizen of the United States, I support the efforts of the 100 members of Congress who are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. During his tenure as Attorney General he repeatedly demonstrated a lack of competence, accountability and honesty — culminating in the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scandal.

Throughout the investigation, Holder has been an obstruction to truth and justice. The American people and the nation deserve better from federal officials and to that end, I am adding my name to this petition demanding Eric Holder’s immediate resignation as U.S. Attorney General. I also support the “Contempt Of Congress” vote in Congress against Holder.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: liberalh8ter

I think there will be more. Four is a good start, and these faces should be remembered. I think that the Dems are scared to death of this WH and the havoc that Obama can wreak upoon them, should they publically oppose him.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am waiting to see if any of Holder’s people vote yes.

If so, Holder is done for.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: The_Victor

:: the MSM narrative will still include the phrase “mostly along party lines ::

I’m thinking they might even try “mostly racial lines”. It’s been their siren-call for decades.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: liberalh8ter

I think we all understand that and would agree with you. In a sane world with ethical people in positions of trust, the vote would be unanimous.

It’s been reported that the Black Carcass is planning a walk out. This will only open more eyes to the depraved evil they represent.

- No misspelling there either -


25 posted on 06/28/2012 2:15:51 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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