Friday, June 29, 2012

Democrats Walk Out Of Eric Holder's Contempt Of Congress Vote

Terry's mom: Walkout is 'a disgrace'

Politico -- The mother of the U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death has been linked to the botched Fast and Furious operation called it “a disgrace” that Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill walked out of Thursday’s House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

“I was like, totally shocked, but you know what? I think it was a disgrace to them and not to my son,” Josephine Terry, mother of Brian Terry, said Thursday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

In the most dramatic showdown yet, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Thursday over his refusal to turn over some documents in the ongoing probe of the failed gun-walking program. In a show of protest, dozens of Democrats walked off of the House floor during the vote. Brian Terry’s death has been connected to a gun that crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Fast and Furious sting.

Josephine Terry was pleased by the House vote, telling Fox News, “I think what happened today was very good and I was happy about it. I think it’s a step forward to get justice for my son.”

Entire column...

Blog author's comments - The Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus excuse what happened on the basis of party and race. Those who walked out of Holder's contempt of Congress vote insulted all who died because of the Fast and Furious sting.

These same Democrats and the MSM were quite outspoken on getting to the bottom of the shooting of Trayvon Martin in what the shooter George Zimmerman calls a “self-defense” situation.

But, they do not have a problem with the US Attorney General involved in thousands of weapons that were allowed to 'walk' to known drug cartels in Mexico that resulted in the death of U.S. border agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans, and also Eric Holder's cover-up of exactly what happened and who was engaged in this scheme.

When Holder was backed into a corner concerning the Fast and Furious documents by the House Oversight Committee, President Barack Obama used Executive Privilege to protect the documents that may show evidence involving Holder and others in the Obama administration.

The latest news on all of this -- is that Eric Holder will not be prosecuted for being held in contempt of Congress. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the DOJ says that it will not bring the congressional contempt citation against Holder to a federal grand jury and that it will take no other action to prosecute the attorney general. Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the decision is in line with long-standing Justice Department practice across administrations of both political parties.

h/t: wapo

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