“Today’s vote is the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided – and politically motivated – investigation during an election year. By advancing it over the past year and a half, Congressman Issa and others have focused on politics over public safety. Instead of trying to correct the problems that led to a series of flawed law enforcement operations, and instead of helping us find ways to better protect the brave law enforcement officers, like Agent Brian Terry, who keep us safe – they have led us to this unnecessary and unwarranted outcome.”
~U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
If you don’t know what “Fast and Furious” is … the reader’s digest version was a sting operation conducted by the ATF to try to bust Mexican cartels. Some of those guns were lost and one border agent was killed with one of those guns. The NRA and Republican party has accused the Obama administration of intentionally botching this operation to have the means to start passing anti-gun laws … to take away American’s guns. All of the fervor around this is because of a conspiracy theory … seriously.
Let me be absolutely clear on five things:
- The Republican party is an absolute embarrassment. They have ZERO integrity. It’s a fucking disgrace.
- Congress has never held a sitting cabinet member in contempt in the history of our country.
- This is politics. There is no substance to the allegations of many Republicans. They have offered no proof whatsoever and they are on yet another witch hunt … to add to their long list of witch hunts.
- The fact that Americans would tolerate this is why the Republican party feels buoyed by this and why they’ll continue to push further towards the myopia that is conservative paradise.
- This vote was passed TODAY intentionally. Either Republicans could double down on “what a bad day Obama is having” kind of reporting or this dishonest and reckless partisanship would not be seen or heard by most Americans if in fact Obamacare had been ruled constitutional by the SCOTUS. FOX Entertainment will be showing this … most other stations will not however.
Even Fortune magazine … a very conservative publication says it’s bogus HERE; you can read all the craziness there but here is the reader’s digest:
A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.
This is video of the House floor today after Republicans made the decision to make a historic political vote to hold the U.S. Attorney General in contempt today:
Media Matters breaks down the four biggest falsehoods for “Fast and Furious” HERE; they argue the following:
Here is another thing you need to know … the NRA used today’s vote as part of it’s “calculation” as to whether or not legislators are “pro-guns” etc. There are many Democrats in the NRA and the Republican party and NRA have devised a way to either use this vote in the future against Dems who would vote against the contempt vote …calling them anti-gun rights or they would use the pro-contempt votes by Democrats as support to say it’s a bipartisan vote. In other words – “Even Democrats supported it … blah blah blah.” Get it?
You can find some documents in the L.A. Times has procured relative to the “Fast and Furious” investigation HERE.
Politico tells us more about the vote HERE:
The vote was 255-67, with 17 Democrats voting in support of a criminal contempt resolution, which authorizes Republicans leaders to seek criminal charges against Holder. This Democratic support came despite a round of behind-the-scenes lobbying by senior White House and Justice officials – as well as pressure from party leaders – to support Holder.
Two Republicans, Reps. Steve LaTourette (Ohio) Scott Rigell (Va.), voted against the contempt resolution.
Another civil contempt resolution, giving the green light for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to sue the Justice Department to get the Fast and Furious documents, passed by a 258-95 margin. Twenty-one Democrats voted for that measure.
But dozens of other Democrats marched off the floor in protest during the vote, adding even more drama to a tumultuous moment in the House chamber.
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