The full House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the Justice Department's decision to withhold documents related to the failed Fast and Furious gunwalking operation.
By a vote of 255 to 67, House members voted to hold Holder in contempt, disregarding a protest walkout led by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
This is more symbolic than anything else. I highly doubt there will be formal contempt charges brought by the DC US Attorney against one of the biggest problems of the injustice department, right next to the BATF(E) that needs to be disbanded and eliminated.
What pisses me off though is that even a blind man could see that Holder is what he is. He was like this back when he was Janet Reno's toady. 19 Republicans voted to confirm this jackass. That's unacceptable. I knew how bad he was going to be. That whole outfit of the Bill Clinton Justice Department is beyond bad. Reno. Seth Waxman. Holder. Jamie Gorelick (the actual Butcher of Waco, the major problem on the 9/11 commission, and the Vice Chair of Fannie Mae - has any bureaucrat caused more damage?). They are all together and a tight knit group. Still. Look at the dates during that brief for the gun ban on when they were in the injustice dept.
Eric Holder - Unacceptable - Janet Reno part IIWhile there isn't a chance in hell it will happen, the US Senate needs to tell Obama that Holder is unacceptable and that he needs to pick someone better.
We do not need someone with disrespect for freedom and someone who thinks the government is above the law like Eric Holder and Janet Reno believe. For the record, Mulaskey and Gonzalez were poor AG's. Ashcroft was a disappointment. Reno was even worse than all of them.
Why is Holder unacceptable?
1. He was deputy AG for Janet Reno. That alone raises red flags. While Reno was the Butcher of Waco, Holder wasn't part of that as he joined in 1997. There was still plenty of problems during his tenure in Stonewall Reno's cabinent.
First off, the pardons. Those have been covered in much of the news. Clinton pardoned FARQ terrorists, and Mark Rich. There was also the stonewalling of Clinton's contributions from Chinese government. While most of the hype of Clinton comes from the Vince Foster death or the Lewinsky (big deal) scandal, the worst was taking the money from Chinese government. Reno put a stop to that, and Holder was part of it.
2. Just recently, he affirmed his distain for the 2nd Amendment with his amicus brief. There's the brief. It was signed by the Reno "justice" department, including Eric Holder. The most incompetent security official in American History also signed it, Jamie Gorelick (who was also part of Reno's department). Seth Waxman (part of Reno's team) was also part of that team and is well known to gun owners in the 1990's. Just as it was a long eight years for gun owners facing discrimination from Reno, it will be another long four years under Holder as AG, as he spits on the constitution just like Reno did.
3. As a US attorney, he went after a law abiding citizen on a technicality over the DC law. This shows his overzealousness and shows an almost Mike Nifong style of judgment. From Legal Times.
In its letter (pdf), the NRA cites a criminal case from Holder’s time as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in which a New York man was convicted of carrying a pistol without a license. Robert Bieder, who was licensed to carry a gun in New York, had brought the gun to Virginia for recreational purposes and, while returning to New York, stopped in Washington to visit the U.S. Capitol with his daughter. When he tried to check the gun with the Capitol Police, Bieder was arrested.
“Pursuing this trivial case to such lengths imposed substantial costs on taxpayers, with no benefit at all to public safety,” reads the NRA letter. “A reasonable prosecutor might have exercised his discretion by sending Mr. Bieder home to New York with a far better understanding of the District’s strict gun laws. That Mr. Holder chose to do otherwise raises serious questions about his judgment.”
I know some democrats are going to mention Bush's AG's. I'm not a fan of them either. Ashcroft was a disapointment. Gonzales was a crony. Mulaskey is what I expected as he is a friend of Chuck Schumer. Reno was the worst of all of them though, going back to Waco, and her stonewalling. Holder is a yesman to Reno, and has shown distain of his own towards the constitution and needs to get defeated.
Holder is what I thought he was. A Janet Reno clone. Eric Holder needs to be fired. There's only one way that will likely happen - his boss being fired. Mitt Romney isn't my favorite nominee, but I can guarandamntee one thing. Romney won't have Eric Holder in his justice department. That is a safe bet to make.
Fire Obama! Fire Holder!