Dolly the GOP Leadership Ewe with three of her best customers. (Image courtesy of David Codrea.)
With a bit of hyperbole, Newswmax reports that Dem support for the principal Gunwalker at DOJ is “collapsing” when maybe it is just cracking the facade a bit.
David Codrea, however, draws our attention to this Politico story entitled “GOP leaders go slow on Eric Holder contempt vote.”
I seem to recall my being vilified for running stories early on that Boehner and his GOP “leadership” were trying to help the Gunwalker Conspiracy by roadblocking the investigation. They denied it then. Now, they are hiding.
Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt? Not so fast, says House Republican leadership.
Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California have decided to slow Rep. Darrell Issa’s drive to hold the attorney general in contempt over the controversial Fast and Furious program, a move that could infuriate conservatives who have been calling for Holder’s resignation.
The delay could be a month or even longer, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with the issue.
Some within House GOP leadership circles would like Issa to abandon his plan for a committee and floor vote, which was sparked by a 64-page memo last week, which laid out the case for contempt.
They fear negative political fallout from citing the U.S. attorney general with contempt of Congress in an election year.
House GOP leaders are remaining mum on their plans. On Wednesday, Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy met privately — without any staff present — to discuss how to handle what many House Republicans complain is a glacially slow investigation into the scandal, according to several sources with knowledge of the meeting.
Republican leaders are pushing Issa to do more committee work and to build bipartisan support for the contempt resolution before they let it come to the floor for a vote.
But Republican leadership’s resistance to a contempt vote is a major development in the Fast and Furious scandal and one that risks the wrath of the conservative movement. The botched federal program has become a cause célèbre for conservatives, who cite it as an example of what they consider a corrupt and reckless government. . .
Yet despite the detailed committee memo and more than a year of hearings, GOP leaders still don’t think the case is “rock solid,” according to an aide.
The three top House Republicans are worried about both the legal and political implications of the move, especially six months before what is already expected to be a razor-close election. And now, committee sources say they’ll have to wait at least another month — or even longer — before the panel even brings up the contempt measure. . .
declined to comment to a reporter in the Capitol on Wednesday. Cantor, who is responsible for committee chairs, told POLITICO to “stay tuned.” A Cantor spokesman said he was unavailable for an interview Wednesday, and his staff has permanently canceled the majority leader’s weekly pen and pad. McCarthy’s office also declined an interview request.
The committee didn’t predict the situation to play out this way. Earlier this week, members of Issa’s investigatory panel were hoping to vote next week to hold the attorney general in contempt for not sending requested information to Capitol Hill.
So, that’s that. So much for the denials. So much for the denigration of my sources and my stories. They were right all along. The question is, WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO DO ABOUT IT?
These traitors to their Constitutional oaths have taken their decision — from politics or blackmail, who is to say — and now they are hiding from it. The least we can do is smoke them out — burn up their switchboards, fax machines, overload their emails, Facebooks, and Twitters. There are a whole bunch of so-called “conservative” commentators out there. Are they going to let this pass without comment? These are political creatures who live in front of the camera. New media journalists ought to be grilling them every time on why they are protecting the Obama administration’s law-breaking. And YOU can help this process along by asking every one of our so-called friends why they aren’t frying these traitorous bastards in the court of public opinion. If you don’t fight the cover-up, you are part of it.