Boehner Is Stalling Holder Contempt Citation On Fast And Furious

John Boehner SC 300x225 Boehner Is Stalling Holder Contempt Citation on Fast and Furious

If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy.

Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker or by House Republican leaders.” (1)

But now it appears these stalwart souls have finally made that decision. They will “…slow [Issa’s] drive to hold the attorney general in contempt over the controversial Fast and Furious program…” for a period of “a month or even longer…” Apparently a year’s worth of testimony and documentation linking Obama Regime operatives to hundreds of deaths and the walking of some 2000 weapons across the Mexican border just haven’t been sufficient to convince Speaker Boehner that something is amiss. (2)

Republican leaders “…still don’t think the case is ‘rock solid…’ ” said an aide to Representative Issa. Of course, the fact that Attorney General Holder has refused to honor subpoenas demanding he turn over an estimated 8000 pages of Fast and Furious documentation might have something to do with Mr. Boehner’s feelings of uncertainty about adequate proof. (2)

But a far more credible reason for the Speaker’s nervous stomach is “…fear [of] negative political fallout from citing the U.S. attorney general with contempt of Congress in an election year.” Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy are “…worried about both the legal and political implications of the move, especially six months before what is already expected to be a razor-close election.” (2)

In fact, that’s the reason GOP leaders are now pressing Congressman Issa to bring Democrat House members on board. Boehner and the others believe it will reduce the political risk to Republicans if a number of Holder’s own party members are willing to make the contempt citation a bipartisan effort. And no doubt to Issa’s chagrin, that now appears to have become a prerequisite “…before [Republican leaders] let it come to the floor for a vote.” (2)

In short, John Boehner is demanding that Democrat members of the House exhibit more courage in betraying their own Party than he and other Republican leaders are themselves willing to display by holding a corrupt attorney general responsible for disobeying the law!

And why should Democrats join Republicans, either in the contempt process or in a call for Eric Holder to honor House subpoenas? After all, GOP leaders have shown no stomach for pressing the issue beyond the occasional committee hearing or threatening letter to the Department of Justice.

For 3 months, Coach is Right has warned readers about a disgraceful lack of courage on the part of John Boehner to honor his oath of office to defend the Constitution by bringing criminal charges against Eric Holder. Many have accused us of being unfair to the Speaker by inventing unsubstantiated tales of his unwillingness to take a stand.

To read more use these links:

(1) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57423017-503544/republicans-prepare-contempt-citation-against-eric-holder-over-fast-and-furious/

(2) http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76135.html

 

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17 comments to Boehner Is Stalling Holder Contempt Citation On Fast And Furious

  • Rooster

    Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor—with these two idiots, who needs Democrats? Why do the real conservative Republicans put up with this crap? It's no mystery why Obama's eligibility is hidden away in the shadows. These RINOs seem to be working for him. There's no way to expose the evil and criminal activity of the current regime if the gatekeepers are complicit.

    • EL ZORRO

      The Republicans and Democrats are control by the COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, the real government, the recive their marching orders from the CFR and Obama is protected by the CFR, because is implementing their plan of the NEW WORLD ORDER.

  • upaces88

    A year or so ago, I had great hopes for Boener…He is JUST LIKE THE REST OF THEM… all talk and no show!
    Watch him over the next few weeks, he and others will make noise but nothing will come of this!

    • jimtibbs

      I hope the good people of Ohio are well aware of what Boehner is doing, and Canter, and the other slug, Kevin whatever his name is. These spinless rinos need to be voted out by all means.

  • Edward Shick

    What is wrong with congress this is Treason and it makes Holder a Traitor , people died on account of this very evil man , To day there were found 48 people with heads cut off between the Border and Monterey , I feel certain that Obama knows why it was started , They want to destroy the second amendment , along with the whole American way of life , maybe we could buy more land from Cuba , then increase the size of Gitmo , I think we have the most corropt Goverment ever

    • upaces88

      18 USC § 2382 – MISPRISION OF TREASON
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      This preliminary release may be subject to further revision before it is released again as a final version. As with other online versions of the Code, the U.S. Code Classification Tables should be consulted for the latest laws affecting the Code. Those using the USCPrelim should verify the text against the printed slip laws available from GPO (Government Printing Office), the laws as shown on THOMAS(a legislative service of the Library of Congress), and the final version of the Code when it becomes available.

      Current through Pub. L. 112-90. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

      Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
      Subject: Misprision of Treason can be filed through:
      It can be filed through two entities:

      The Provost Marshall, and read below:
      Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2382

  • Tomtom

    Boehner STOP STALLING !!!!!!

  • az native

    BOEHNER YOU ARE FIRED, you took an oath to protect this nation from enemies foreign and domestic, well we know who the enemies are, this congresses failure to remove the problems just amaze me…….half of congress should be fired for failure to do their jobs from Pelosi, Reid on down, along with treason, murder, conspiracy to defraud our national treasury, malfeasance, coercion, racketeering…..criminal embezzlement just for starters……this country is in real trouble, we don't have any real Americans left in Washington DC….

    • ItsJo

      Excellent Post, and so true. Boner, is just that- a bonehead-he wasted time, in bringing forrth charges against the criminal Holder. What MORE do they need? Boehner, Cantor should be helping Issa in these charges that should stand against Holder, but they are NOT. What are THEY afraid of? Issa has shown that Holder is abusing his position, stalling and stonewalling, plus when testifying, he gave totally convuluted answers as a means of confusion-which incidentally is Straight out of "Rules For Radicals", by Saul Alinsky-the Bible to Obama AND Holder.
      They follow his rules to a T, and that's why they are in these crooked schemes together, as One, in Obama's regime.

  • Chuck

    WE MUST REMOVE BOEHNER NOW…HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING, ZERO , IN HIS TERM AND WORSE..IS BLOCKING THIS HOLDER OUTRAGE TO GET HIM REMOVED. I WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ANY FUND THAT WILL REMOVE HIM FROM HIS JOB AND THEN LIKE LUGER…FROM OFFICE. HE IS DESPICABLE.

  • Bloodless Coup

    I told you it wasn't going to happen. These RINO's in Congress are covertly allied Obama and his hidden agenda. Why else would they vote for NDAA and refuse to confront Obama on his forged identity documents? THEY ARE IN ON IT!

  • chris smart

    need to get rid of these punk republican leaders. No wondeer the democrats getaway with so much

  • john

    …..boehner needs to do his job and hold up the law, or just get out of the way!!! no time for weak knees!!!

  • Bloodless Coup

    I told you these contempt charges were never going to happen.

    These RINO's in Congress are covertly allied with Obama and his hidden agenda.

    Why else would they vote for NDAA and refuse to confront Obama on his forged identity documents?

    WAKE UP! THEY ARE IN ON IT!

  • homer hammerhead

    Boehner is a cry baby and he is afraid if he does something he might have to go home or stand in the corner. What a whimp!!!!

  • Darin Southam

    our leaders have no back bone! Throw them all out and IMPEACH OBAMA/HOLDER

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