Thursday, June 28, 2012

House Votes To Hold Holder In Contempt Of Congress

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly among Democrats supporting contempt resolution
The U.S. House of Representatives voted this afternoon in support of a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to produce documents subpoenaed by the House Government Oversight Committee related to the Fast & Furious Operation under which our government walked high-powered assault weapons across the border with Mexico and placed them in the hands of violent drug cartels. There were 17 Democrats who crossed party lines and voted with 238 Republican members in favor of the contempt resolution, including Indiana's U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, who is running for the U.S. Senate against Richard Mourdock. Holder becomes the first attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress in the nation's history. U.S. Rep. Andre Carson walked out with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who claim it's all about racism against an African-American president and attorney general, not the rule of law. Indiana's third Democratic member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, voted against the resolution.

2 comments:

Southsider said...

The way I see it, Rep. Carson and his fellow Reps walked out on Agent Terry and his family. He will not have my vote.

Mary Roger Bowser said...

Once again, Socialist, Racist Carson fails to perform his duties, and plays the Race Card AGAIN.