Congressman Darrel Issa, Chairman of the House Committee investigating Fast and Furious, has reportedly prepared and sent to Speaker Boehner, a 48-page charge of contempt against Attorney General Eric Holder.
One of the top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee has slammed Congressman Issa’s move regarding contempt charges against Eric Holder as “an election-year witch hunt against the Obama administration.”
A witch hunt?
One can easily believe such a hunt to be as difficult as finding golf balls on a driving range.
Last week, Issa would not confirm the reported 48-page charge but would not deny it either.
So far, Holder has produced nearly 7,400 pages of documents, emails and memos. The issue is that the committee has requested a handful more than 80,000 pages of them and Holder has been stalling, delaying, sidestepping and dodging those demands.
He has also been warned.
In truth, Holder has been provided more than enough time to come forth with the documents in question and he has failed to do so. Also a fact, is that Obama has continued to back Holder and Holder’s actions.
It’s one thing to hold Holder in contempt of the congressional committee but there is a greater truth at hand. Holder has been and continues to be, in contempt of the People of the United States of America.
Here is a United States Attorney General whose brand of justice is anything but color blind. Holder has stated, “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
This is the AG who refused to investigate or charge the New BlacKKK Panthers for voter intimidation and has done nothing regarding the New BlacKKK Panther’s open and public bounty on the head of George Zimmerman.
This is the AG who has sued individual states for trying to uphold federal laws regarding illegal immigration and attempts to implement new voter ID laws claiming that up to 20% of minorities have no access to photo ID’s while ignoring the 80% who do even when states decree they will go TO those who need such an ID to provide it free of charge.
This is the AG who, back in 1995, stated, “We have to be repetitive about this. We need to do this every day of the week, and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
This is the AG who, along with Obama, decided that the Defense of Marriage Act, a law currently on the books, would not be enforced.
This is the AG under who’s watch, thousands of weapons were allowed to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and have now been used in the murders of more than 200 people including United States Border Agents.
Is it any wonder that more than 130 members of Congress have called for him to resign or be fired? Eric Holder has sidestepped the law, bypassed the Constitution and stonewalled a Congressional Committee regarding a case of obvious malfeasance.
A 48-page indictment for contempt is huge. Not simply in its implications but due to its size. This will be a detailed and thorough charge with all I’s dotted and T’s crossed. Reportedly, at the time of this writing, no absolute decision has been made, but one would be VERY hard pressed to explain, at this point, why Speaker Boehner would not give Issa the go ahead for it.
When that happens, and I believe it will be before the end of this week, one would be hard pressed to believe Issa would waste time and will, within a matter of short hours, proceed to charge Holder with contempt of Congress.
Once so charged, Obama will find himself between a rock and a hard place. He can either fire Holder which would require one to wonder why such action wasn’t taken long, long ago, or he could ask for Holder’s resignation and, again, the same question would apply. Give either of these two options, Obama would also be responsible for explaining his long time backing of Holder and Holder’s tactics.
It could also be that Holder has, among those tens of thousands of documents, memos and emails, evidence which would implicate Obama’s knowledge and advocation of Fast and Furious. It that were the case, it would go quite a ways toward the explanation of Obama’s support for Holder.
A third option, of course, would be for Obama to continue to stand with Holder after a contempt citation.
The 5th and remaining option, should Obama stand with Holder after contempt charges are filed, would be the impeachment of Eric Holder.
Article II Section 4 of the Constitution states that Congress may remove from office, “all civil officers of the United States” if they are convicted of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” but never defines what constitutes such high crimes or misdemeanors. One must suspect that being in contempt of Congress would qualify.
The House would impeach and the trial would be in the Senate where a 2/3 vote would be required to remove Holder from his office. I suspect there would be enough, even in the liberal-controlled Senate, to do so as clearly there are some who, being up for reelection, would hedge their bets by voting in favor of impeachment against Holder so as not to have the issue OF Holder or Fast and Furious dog them to the ballot box.
As for Obama…He is poised to have quite possibly the worst summer heading into a reelection bid of any sitting president in history. His landmark legislation, Obamacare, awaits its fate at the hands of the Supreme Court as does Holder and the Obama administration’s stand against Arizona’s SB1070 immigration enforcement law. Both stand a good chance of going against Obama’s administration and wishes.
Add to those possibilities, the downfall of his hand-picked Attorney General over a scandal involving the arming of Mexican drug cartels and more than 200 murders…Well…It’s no wonder why Obama won’t run on his record and instead, continues to create obtuse distractions.
While liberals, socialists and Obama himself will try to make the case, as did a high ranking liberal member of the House Committee, that Holder’s fall is because of a political witch hunt, nothing could be further from the truth. The cause of the imminent fall of Eric Holder is his own actions.
Eric Holder is a sorry excuse for an Attorney General and a perfect example of a militant law enforcement arm of a socialist administration.
The question which must be asked is this:
Were this a conservative administration and a conservative AG in charge of Fast and Furious and stonewalling Congress, would liberals be up in arms?
Damn skippy they would.
But this is a liberal administration with a liberal AG and instead of SCREAMING bloody murder, they are acting more like accessories to it.