Friday, June 29, 2012
It’s contempt for AG Holder
Even Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s staged floor walk out didn’t save Attorney General Eric Holder from a bi-partisan vote to hold him in contempt for his alleged role in the failed ATF “Fast and Furious” program that allowed assault firearms to cross the border into the willing hands of the drug cartels resulting in deaths of two federal agents. The entire Black Caucus and other Democrats totaling 108 walked off the House floor in protest and refused to vote against the black Attorney General. The charge would normally be taken up by the Department of Justice, but since Mr. Holder cannot investigate himself, the Republicans are expected to pass a second measure that would allow Congress to pursue an independent action against the Attorney General. There were 17 Democrats that crossed party lines and the 255-67 final vote sealed Mr. Holder’s fate. Advertisement Stay tuned for updates. For more stories: http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-national/kimberly-dvorak © Copyright 2012 Kimberly Dvorak All Rights Reserved.