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Black lawmakers plan walkout during contempt vote

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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:30 AM
The Congressional Black Caucus has circulated a statement of intentions to actually walk off the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives because of the Contempt of Congress vote against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder scheduled for Thursday June 28th !!!

from Politico -- 6/27/12

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk off the House floor during tomorrow’s votes to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress, according to a letter being circulated among members of Congress.

“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,” the CBC members wrote in a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “We call upon all members of Congress to stand with us during a press conference on the Capitol Building steps during this appalling series of votes to discuss our nation's most significant priority — creating jobs. At this critically important time in our nation, we must work as colleagues rather than political enemies.”

In particular, CBC members are hoping to garner support for their move from members of other minority and liberal groups, including Hispanics, Asians and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“Instead of focusing on job creation and other critical issues before this Congress, we have been asked to engage in a political stunt on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Our constituents elected us to do real work, not to engage in meaningless partisan activity,” they wrote.
Sounds like a "reasonable" diversion attempt.


Related Thread --> House Democrats break ranks to back Holder contempt as vote looms

They cite "partisan" politics, but yet possibly dozens of Democrats are voting "YES" to "hold" Holder in contempt !!!

I think anybody supporting Holder in this fiasco needs to have their collective heads examined !!

What is the Real message with this "action" ?

More "Bad Press" for Obama !!

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:37 AM
Existing thread is already here

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by xuenchen

We all know the real reason the Black Caucus is planning this walkout and it has nothing to do with partisan politics. They will stop at nothing!! Expect Sharpton to show up as a cheerleader!!

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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