So the Black Caucus in a show of
They claim that Holder has acted in nothing but good faith and tried to resolve this issue (mostly by making demands) but those damn racist Republicans are just tryin to keep a brotha down. After all this all started under George Bush you know.
Over the past 15 months, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have cooperated with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's requests for information on "Fast and Furious", an unfortunate operation that began under the Bush Administration and, in fact, was terminated by Attorney General Holder. The Department has made extraordinary efforts to accommodate Congress by turning over almost 8,000 documents--including all the documents that relate to the tactics in this investigation and the other flawed investigations that occurred in Arizona during the Bush Administration. The Attorney General also participated in a bicameral meeting in a good faith effort to satisfy the Committee's information requests. While the Attorney General has advised House Republicans that he is willing to work with them in attempting to reach an agreement, the Republican Leadership is instead rushing recklessly to a contempt vote.
They go on to say that Holder has been a model Attorney General working tirelessly to ensure freedom for everyone in the USA. No seriously.
Contempt power should be used sparingly, carefully and only in the most egregious situations. The Republican Leadership has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action. For these reasons we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt. We adamantly oppose this partisan attack and refuse to participate in any vote that would tarnish the image of Congress or of an Attorney General who has done nothing but work tirelessly to protect the rights of the American people. We must reflect upon why we are elected to this body and choose now to stand up for justice.
Seriously? Tirelessly worked to protect the rights of all Americans? What about the white people trying to vote in Philadelphia while the Black Panthers stand their with billy clubs. Of course those charges were dropped because to paraphrase what Holder said, "Those are his people." Or the Attorney General that quit because AG Holder refused to allow blacks to be prosecuted for voter fraud or illegalities.
Sure tirelessly. Of course I guess if you're one of "His People" he has worked for you.
I guess I just fall outside of his group of protected friends.I guess the CBC doesn't care about truth and justice for the hundreds of Mexican citizens that are dead, or for Brian Terry. Of course if he was black this would be a completely different story.