Congressman Issa Threatens Eric Holder with Contempt of Congress

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Washington DC – -( I just received an email from Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) office, and as I alluded to in my last post on Big Government, zero hour is fast approaching for Attorney General Eric Holder.

He is to appear before the  House Oversight Committee for questions over Fast and Furious this Thursday at 9 am, and the closer we get to that time, the greater the pressure that seems to be mounting on Holder.

At the head of the crowd applying pressure to Holder is Issa himself, who has simply grown sick and tired of waiting on Holder to comply with the numerous subpoenas he’s received for documents related to Fast and Furious. As a result, Issa has moved from a “wait and see” approach to one of demanding Holder comply or else. To that end Issa sent Holder a letter on January 31 warning him that he has until Feb. 9 to turn over all documents or face “contempt” charges.

Wrote Issa to Holder:

[Your] actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up. If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress.

Issa has plenty of reasons to suspect a cover-up, and he’s not alone in doing so.  After all, the most recent DOJ document dump (on Friday, January 27), proved that despite months upon months of denials, the DOJ did have knowledge of gun-running all along. Not only that, but the DOJ’s own Lanny Breuer actually suggested gun-running at a tactic.  Who knows how many more revelations await us if Holder will only hand over the rest of the documents Issa has subpoenaed?

One thing’s for sure, it seems we’ve finally reached a breaking point where there are only two options: Either Holder complies with Issa’s demands or he faces charges of contempt. One way or another, we’re getting closer to finding out where the blame lies for this criminal undertaking referred to as “Fast and Furious.”

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Issa threatens Holder with Contempt of Congress?!! That's incredible! Holder should hold congress in contempt as do we all. What are the repercussions of being held in contempt? We, the people need to have a remedy for our holding Congress in Contempt. These Repubs haven't done a days work on our behalf since the last election. Thankfully, we, the people, will be able to make some changes come November. Our theme should be, "What have you done for us lately?"

Bad Cyborg

Issa is threatening Holder with contempt of congress. Big freaking WOOP!! It generally takes YEARS for such an action to make it through the House. Meanwhile who really expects the GOP hold onto the House in the coming election – assuming there actually IS one, that is. Anybody wanna bet on Pelosi going forward with a contempt action started by Boenher? If you would than I have some land for you. Just 5 short miles from beautiful downtown South Padre Island. Cash only, please in small bills.