Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Perhaps to get a new start on life Eric Holder might consider a name change. Eric Witholder would work just perfectly.
Ignoring Obama’s “Hale Mary,” in issuing an executive order to prevent what has long since been overdue, the House Oversight Committee did so. The vote was along party lines, 23 yea 17 nay.
Along party line vote the Committee voted to issue a contempt citation to Eric Holder for contempt of Congress. The vote is now scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives next week.
Wall Street Journal this just in:
By EVAN PEREZ
WASHINGTON—A House committee voted to sanction Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress, escalating a standoff between Republicans and the Obama administration over documents about a botched gun-trafficking operation.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in a party-line vote, approved the measure by the panel’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), after a nearly six-hour hearing that largely devolved into partisan bickering. House Republican leaders immediately said they would bring the contempt measure to the House floor next week.
Just before the committee began its meeting Wednesday morning, the White House said President Barack Obama had asserted executive privilege over Justice Department documents sought by congressional Republicans.
The White House move added a legal complication to an increasingly partisan fight. A GOP congressional committee is using a “Fire Eric Holder” website to seek donations. The White House used the contempt vote to assert that Republicans were focusing on partisan fights instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. See entire story at WSJ