Attorney General Eric Holder Officially In Contempt of Congress
Activist pressure forces issue but Republicans STILL looking to let him slide
You are literally helping to make history. And all indications are that an ugly situation is only going to get uglier.
Yesterday, the House Oversight Committee voted along strict party lines to officially hold United States Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. What is most telling about the 23-17 vote is that not a single Member failed to vote, a rather unusual circumstance that underscores the historic nature of the proceedings.
Believe it, people… none of this would have been possible without your tireless efforts in insisting that Congress take action!
This is not a witch-hunt. There must be something earth-shattering in the documents that Holder has withheld for months in the face of a Congressional subpoena because just moments before the vote President Obama tried unsuccessfully to assert Executive Privilege over those same documents!
Please bear in mind that this is an election year, and the LAST thing Obama wants to do is defend an underling who obviously has gone off the reservation! So why did he take the extraordinary step of claiming Executive Privilege to try and help out an employee who just might cost him the election?
Conservative Daily believes the only explanation that makes sense is the documents must show that knowledge of the Fast and Furious fiasco reached the Oval Office, even though this administration has claimed for years that no one who is anyone knew anything about it.
So where do we stand today, what is Congress likely to do, and how can we affect the outcome?
Unfortunately, and unbelievably, leading Republicans appear ready to find a way to let Holder and the Obama administration off the hook if they can!
In a joint statement released just moments after the historic vote, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said:
“If… Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”
You have already forced Republicans to take action, but only continued pressure will keep them for caving even when the end is in sight!
The “scheduled vote” the Republican leaders were talking about is the unprecedented next step of having the entire House of Representatives vote to hold Holder in contempt, which will result in actual criminal prosecution.
Since Republicans hold a majority, and 114 congressmen have cosponsored (thanks to your earlier actions) a separate resolution finding that Congress has “lost confidence” in the Attorney General is needed and that vote certainly can we won.
Should the entire House find Holder in contempt, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia will be forced to convene a grand jury to consider criminal charges. Holder will go to jail if found guilty.
Conservative Daily knows that you have already worked tirelessly. That work has forced Congress to the brink, and Obama into a situation where he can only grasp at straws such as a bogus claim of Executive Privilege—in an election year!
The ONLY thing standing between us and justice being served is the recalcitrance of the Republican Leadership. They MUST be forced to stand firm!
P.S.: This is HUGE! Holder’s in contempt, you did that, and only the Republican Leadership can save him now! Please click here to keep up the pressure!