June 28, 2012

Dems Using WI Dems Playbook: Lg Group To Walk Out On DOJ Holder Contempt Vote
UPDATE: House votes 255-67 to Cite Holder for Contempt of Congress

Rep Issa giving closing argument

I just heard while watching FNC but don't have link, yet. 15 dems voted for contempt rule. Update: more here about walkout

Live feed: http://issues.oversight.house.gov/fastandfurious/[Debate on criminal contempt resolution]

Gawd, now Dem Elijah Cummings is bringing up Obamacare and how unfair or something to hold "Nation of Cowards" Holder in contempt of Congress. He also is bringing up Boooooooooooosh.

Pelosi on the walkout "the best solution", "what is happening here is shameful". Pelosi just noted they are going to walk out after the debate. They feel the powah of the Obamacare ruling!! To hell with the death of Brain Terry, Jaime Zapata, and the hundreds of Mexicans who lost their lives because of the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" program.

Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton came back from the "boycott" and cried it's Booooosh's fault and stuff.

Remember Brian Terry, who's death brought Fast and Furious to light.

On December 14, 2010, Brian was conducting operations as a member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit in Nogales, Arizona. Brian and his team were targeting a “rip crew” who seek out to rob and assault drug runners. When Brian and his team encountered the 5 individuals in the “Peck Well” area near Rio Rico, Arizona shots were fired and Brian was shot in the lower back and mortally wounded during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to his death on December 15, 2010.
Two months later:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata, on assignment in Mexico, was murdered by drug cartel members, who also wounded his partner. The gun that killed him, an AK-47 knockoff, was traced back to a gun shop in Dallas.

Last week, Zapata’s family filed suits against the ATF, ICE and the FBI totaling $50 million

The two agents’ death come in addition to the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans killed with F&F weapons in their country’s lethal drug wars.

This is NOT a political witch hunt and to believe such one would have to have their head in their arse.

You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #FastAndFurious

Brian Terry Foundation website is here

Update: It passed. "Nation of Cowrads" Holder has now been cited for criminally in Attempt of Congress for withholding documents from the Fast and Furious investigation. 17 Dems voted for it and 1 GOP voted against. Total vote: 255 yeas, 67 nays, 1 present and 110 not voting.

Yet another update: DOJ Press Release from "Nation of Cowards" Holder:

I haven't read it but figure "I did everything to help" and "it's political" and "election year" and Booooosh

Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today:

“Today’s vote is the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided – and politically motivated – investigation during an election year. By advancing it over the past year and a half, Congressman Issa and others have focused on politics over public safety. Instead of trying to correct the problems that led to a series of flawed law enforcement operations, and instead of helping us find ways to better protect the brave law enforcement officers, like Agent Brian Terry, who keep us safe – they have led us to this unnecessary and unwarranted outcome.

“During this time, the men and women of the Department of Justice – and I – have remained focused on what should and must be our government’s top priority: protecting the American people.

“When concerns about Operation Fast and Furious first came to light, I took action – and ordered an independent investigation into what happened. We learned that the flawed tactics used in this operation began in the previous administration – but I made sure that they ended under this one. I also made sure that agents and prosecutors around the country knew that such tactics must never be used again. I put in place new policies, new safeguards, and new leadership to make certain of this – and took extraordinary steps to facilitate robust congressional oversight. Let me be very clear – that was my response to Operation Fast and Furious. Any suggestion to the contrary simply ignores the facts.

“I had hoped that Congressional leaders would be good-faith partners in this work. Some have. Others, however, have devoted their time and attention to making reckless charges – unsupported by fact – and to advancing truly absurd conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, these same members of Congress were nowhere to be found when the Justice Department and others invited them to help look for real solutions to the terrible problem of violence on both sides of our Southwest Border. That’s tragic, and it’s irresponsible. The problem of drugs and weapons trafficking across this border is a real and significant public safety threat – and it deserves the attention of every leader in Washington.

“In the face of these and other challenges, the Justice Department has continued to move forward in fulfilling its critical law enforcement responsibilities. Whether it is with regard to prosecuting financial and health care fraud, achieving a record mortgage settlement, taking aggressive action in protecting the most vulnerable among us, or challenging proposed voting changes and redistricting maps that could disenfranchise millions of voters – this Department of Justice has not been afraid to act.

Some of these enforcement decisions were not politically popular and help to explain the action taken today by the House. As Attorney General, I do not look to do that which is politically expedient – on behalf of the American people whom I am privileged to serve, I seek justice.

“In recent weeks, the Justice Department secured its seventh conviction in the most serious terrorist plot our nation has faced since 9/11. And just two days ago, the Department awarded more than $100 million in grants to save or create law enforcement jobs, including more than 600 jobs for recent veterans.

“This is the kind of work that leaders in Washington should be striving together to advance. At a time when so many Americans are in need of our help, I refuse to be deterred from it. And I will not let election-year politics and gamesmanship stand in the way of continued progress.

“Today’s vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is – at base – both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the American people. They expect – and deserve – far better.

“As a result of the action taken today by the House, an unnecessary court conflict will ensue. My efforts to resolve this matter short of such a battle were rebuffed by Congressman Issa and his supporters. It’s clear that they were not interested in bringing an end to this dispute or obtaining the information they claimed to seek. Ultimately, their goal was the vote that – with the help of special interests – they now have engineered.

“Whatever the path that this matter will now follow, it will not distract me or the men and women of the Department of Justice from the important tasks that are our responsibility. A great deal of work for the American people remains to be done – I’m getting back to it. I suggest that those who orchestrated today’s vote do the same."
Attorney General

By Stable Hand at 01:20 PM | Comments |