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House Democrats break ranks to back Holder contempt as vote looms

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posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:07 PM
As of right now, at least 3 U.S. House Democrats have "announced" that they will vote "YES" to the Eric Holder Contempt of Congress charges connected to those "oh so secret" files about Fast & Furious that Holder and Obama don't seem to want anyone else to see.

Fox News claims as many as 20 democrats will jump ship as well !!!

I guess they're as scared as Holder is.

The "Vote" is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th

June 27, 2012 --

At least three Democrats have joined the ranks of Republicans planning to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his refusal to turn over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

The Democrats who have taken that stance so far are all conservative-leaning lawmakers facing perilous political circumstances in their home districts. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading the charge on contempt, predicted to Fox News that up to 31 Democrats could be considering voting against Holder -- in reference to a letter signed by 31 Democrats last year expressing concern about Fast and Furious.

Sources told Fox News that about 20 Democrats are likely to vote with Republicans on Thursday.


[color=cyan]G-U-L-P !!

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:09 PM
I saw that too.. Looks like several are jumping ship before it goes down.

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Guess some intelligent Democrats are starting to have their eyes opened about just who Obama is really out for. Himself only. All that magic fairy dust of hope and change, they thought would rub off on them from him, is actually rust.

I think Obama claiming Executive Privilege has made some question their blind loyalty to him. Also, they know he will not have their backs if it came to a point they needed him to. Look what happened in Wisconsin....they remember.


edit on 27-6-2012 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:18 PM
Last I heard it was two dozen! Damn!

The smart Dems will run, run, run from this Administration. Time is getting short, open the gates!

So much fun!

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:22 PM
Only a criminal would support another criminal committing a criminal act.

That goes for all party-line voters.

It's terrible that there's no way to tell who is sincerely trying to investigate the murder of a border patrol agent and the broken "investigation" that dumped thousands of guns onto the Mexican streets and who is just voting to support their party.

I have to wonder if it even matters to many of them (R's and D's) that so many agencies charged with so much responsibility would participate in something so reckless and foolish or if they just want political brownie points for their team.

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Logic dictates that whatever they are hiding HAS to be worse than this contempt vote.

A vote that could sink Obama's presidency.

Ergo, whatever they're hiding is worse than keeping presidency.

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:58 PM
Sounds about right. Let us not forget that the number one job of an elected official is...
To be reelected.

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Framing it as 'breaking ranks' is not very accurate. These are all conservative Dems (yellow dogs) who have consistently voted to the right of the President and most of their party. So to claim they have 'broken ranks' is silly. Their ranks never existed. They have consistently been 'dems in name only' in the same way many here call liberal Republicans 'RINO's'.

What it DOES show is that a good chunk of the Demo party hold little allegiance to their party, and will shift with the wind around election time.

posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 09:18 PM
if anyone is found directly involved in this they should face a criminal trial

for every life lost from one of those weapons

shame shame shame

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