Tomorrow may be history making in more ways than one..one facts for certain, we will know the answer to that by the time the sun goes down. We have the ‘Contempt of Congress’ vote in the House tomorrow…plus we have the Supreme Court decision regarding ObamaCare.
Here’s a report via Michelle Malkin’s site…there are also highlighted links in the story if interested.
Whatever is in those Fast & Furious documents that the DoJ refuses to turn over (with the White House’s blessing), that information seems to be more important than averting what, if the vote goes ahead, will probably be the first time in history that the House of Representatives has voted to find a US Attorney General in contempt of Congress. As of right now, the vote is still scheduled for tomorrow:
Speaker John Boehner says the House will move forward with a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder over the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
The Ohio Republican told reporters Wednesday that last-minute talks with the White House about releasing documents had failed to avert the vote. President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege to keep the documents secret, but Republicans say there’s no basis for that.
Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer admitted that the contempt vote could indeed become somewhat of a bipartisan affair — it’s just a question of how many Dems will vote for contempt:
Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if there’s a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.
The chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRA’s call for a “yes” vote.
So far, three Democrat Reps have said they’ll vote to suppress voters place Holder in contempt of Congress. (Update: That number could climb as high as 20)
On the GOP side, it was mad genius on the part of the Republican leadership to schedule the contempt vote on the same day the Supreme Court will release their ruling on Obamacare. That way, Speaker Boehner will have everybody in the same room so he can make sure nobody spikes the ball if the Court strikes down the law. And if the Court upholds all or parts of the law, Boehner can huddle everybody up to start planning how to go about repealing what’s left:
As an add-on…I want to include this news as well regarding Issa. This is via FN:
WASHINGTON – With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed gun-tracking operation.
Obama’s claim broadly covers administration documents about the program called Operation Fast and Furious, not just those prepared for the president. But Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that recommended the contempt charge, maintains the privilege is reserved for documents to and from the president and his most senior advisers.
In a letter to the president dated Monday and made public Tuesday, Issa cited an appellate court decision to back his claim and questioned whether Obama was asserting a presidential power “solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”
Then of course we have good ol’ Not-so-Sharp & Crew making everything about race…the race-card is old news, the leftist-loons need to buy a clue and put a sock in it!
A number of civil rights leaders, including Al Sharpton, held a news conference claiming that Republicans are targeting Attorney General Eric Holder because of his work on civil rights and “voter suppression” issues.
Such comments have been echoed by leading Democrats like Nancy Pelosi. Chris Stirewalt warned Democrats that by bringing race into the ‘Fast and Furious’ conversation, “it may please the Democratic base but it may make some swing voters in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin unhappy.”
In a scathing op-ed piece last week, Sharpton wrote:
“AG Holder was… reminded that despite his esteemed position, he can and would be profiled. AG Holder was in essence ‘stopped & frisked’ without probable cause… What Issa just showed us is that no matter what our stature in this world, someone can easily try to ‘put us in our place.’ What could be more outrageous?”
Stirewalt said, “The harder they lay it on, there is a danger again for these voters, we’re talking here about white blue-collar voters, if they feel like they’re being called racist…”
No matter how you look at it…tomorrow will be history in the making when it comes to AG Eric Holder…he will be the first TOP COP held in contempt if this comes to pass, we shall see. You have to wonder what Dear Leader will attempt to decree on this nation if his precious OCare fails as well the AG.
We the People may see his vengeance unveiled in ways we haven’t seen yet…I’m very wary of this happening, how about all of you?
Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!