Holder Shrugs Off Being Held In Contempt of Congress – He Has No Respect For Them, Either

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Wow, this is really disturbing. We have an Attorney General who was held in criminal contempt of Congress, and who holds the United States Congress that did so, equally in contempt. He says that being held in contempt of Congress is no  biggie because he doesn’t respect the 255 House members (including 17 Democrats) who voted in favor of it.

We are not in a good place, America:

Via ABC News:

In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview Wednesday, ABC News’ Pierre Thomas asked Holder how he reacted when House Republicans voted with 17 Democrats to hold him in contempt of Congress last June over ATF’s “Fast and Furious” gun scandal.

“It’s something that I think was unfortunate,” Holder said. “I think it’s a result of this kind of partisan sport that I think we engage in here in Washington far too often.”

Holder said the votes it didn’t bother him, considering who cast them.

“But I have to tell you that for me to really be affected by what happened, I’d have to have respect for the people who voted in that way,” Holder told ABC News. “And I didn’t, so it didn’t have that huge an impact on me.”

That’s our highest law enforcement officer in the land, speaking. Presumably, he does have ample respect for the 100 Democrats who haughtily left the House floor during the vote.

Our government is completely dysfunctional.

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21 Responses to “Holder Shrugs Off Being Held In Contempt of Congress – He Has No Respect For Them, Either”

  1. tkubiak Says:

    Why do I smell impeachment in the air?
    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900

  2. tkubiak Says:

    Why do I smell impeachment in the air? There is a whole lot of stupid in Washington & ppl are afraid it is going to spread across the country

  3. ZZMike Says:

    He sets an excellent precedent. It used to be (as in Harry Truman’s time) that you didn’t have to respect the man in the White House, but you had to respect the Office of President (ask Gen. MacArthur about that). Holder has now changed the game plan.

    Those of us who have no respect for Obama, no longer have to respect the office he holds.

    Now it’s up to Congress to show whether or not they’re a paper tiger: do something to make that contempt citation stick, or curl up on the kitty pillows.

  4. Geo Says:

    Wait for it . . . . . . . . http://alturl.com/zv3zg

    Holder is the poster boy against the argument that Senators love to make for “Presidential deference.” [Rand Paul pay attention here]

    Why/how this punk was issued a pass and approved after his role as Janet Reno’s assistant AG in the Waco incident and Pardonscape in the closing days of the “squirter in chiefs” administration, is beyond any reasonable thinking. He overtly displayed his contempt for the rule of law and respect for Congress back then, why would anyone think he’d be any different under a way more radical boss in the White House?

  5. Jay Deardorff Says:

    Laws are only words on paper.If nobody has the will to enforce them they are worthless.

  6. Always On Watch Says:

    There will be no impeachment.

    This administration will continue its lawless ways because it is racist to suggest impeachment.

    That’s the sorry state of America today.

  7. ZZMike Says:

    Jay Deardorff: When Andy Jackson was President, the Supreme Court ruled against him in a matter involving the Indians – in their favor. He said, ‘They made a law, let them enforce it”.

    .

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  11. blackyb Says:

    The Constitution does not allow for Obama to use executive privilege to prevent congress from getting needed documents from cabinent members. It is illegal.

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