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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:55 PM

Rahall (D-W.Va.) to vote to hold Holder in contempt

Source: Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rep. Nick Rahall said Wednesday he will be one of a handful of Democrats to vote Thursday to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to a failed gun-tracking operation known as "Fast and Furious."

"The Congress has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that our government -- whether controlled by a Republican or Democratic administration -- answers to the people," Rahall told the Gazette on Wednesday.

The ongoing dispute relates to the Justice Department-approved tactic of allowing guns to cross the border illegally from Arizona into Mexico in an attempt to track down Mexican firearms traders.

House Republicans say Holder has declined to release critical documents to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious by the U.S. government.





Read more: http://wvgazette.com/News/201206270128?page=1



Truly depressing - he used to be a halfway decent representative (voted against the Iraq war, etc), but it appears these days, he's following "Democrat" Sen. Joe Manchin's lead and trying to appeal to the rightwing nuts in the state.

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Reply Rahall (D-W.Va.) to vote to hold Holder in contempt (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jun 2012 OP
KamaAina Jun 2012 #1
tblue Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #9
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #3
Garion_55 Jun 2012 #4
rgbecker Jun 2012 #5
madashelltoo Jun 2012 #6
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #7
MaeScott Jun 2012 #8
contrarian22 Jun 2012 #13
Kteachums Jun 2012 #10
TomCADem Jun 2012 #11
Zen Democrat Jun 2012 #12
lsewpershad Jun 2012 #14

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

1. It's been sad to watch him morph from an actual moderate Dem into a full-blown DINO

What is going on in WV?? Two of my all-time favorite human beings are trapped there!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

2. Just how weak is this party?

As if there aren't real serious criminals for Congress to pursue.

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Response to tblue (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:23 PM

9. They are as weak as the Democrats who won't go to vote out the GOP.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

3. His office will receive a non-congenial call from me.......

 

He needs to be primaries or defeated by a Republican. Plain and simple.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. i let him know what i thought

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:11 PM

5. NRA has country tied up in knots.

Half the congress is scared to death of a bad rating from the gun lobby. NRA is behind this whole deal and FOX news loves it.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

6. When you sell your soul to the devil

you had better be fond of fire.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:13 PM

7. How much Democratic Party money is coming his way? And how will that change

 

with this show of cooperation/conformity? We have a group of traitors in the power positions of the party. They are why so many people do not see enough of a difference to matter.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. Needs to be primaried. If you call yourself a Dem....

..be a Dem, dammit

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Response to MaeScott (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 PM

13. needs to be primaried

Primary long gone done. He is safe from the Democrat party. This is where the Federal Texas prisoner got 41%

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:09 PM

10. It's the energy money (Coal)

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It's the energy money that they are concerned about. Plus, in the Primary a prisoner was placed on the Democratic ballot in WV and he got half of the Democratic vote. People voted for somebody they did not know just to oppose Obama. I believe it is racial with some and with others it is over energy. The coal miners are afraid. It is the politics of fear in WV. Manchin had a close race the last time against Raese and he is running against him again. I am in WV. I have written to all of them to no avail. Money talks in these situations. WV is doing well. We were one of the poorest states and now are predicted to be one of the richest. The energy money is being poured into the Red states to show people that voting Red gives you jobs. Their money does nothing for me. My salary is still low. People look with blind eyes to the good things Obama does. Many of us have cancer and wonder why. The water is polluted. The ground is undermined. Now the gas lines are being layed all over the "Mountain State". They are even taking rigs up back roads that haven't been traveled, carving roads through the beautiful woods. What will happen to WV? We will be one of the richest states! That is the rumor going around. The day of Senator Byrd is gone. These Dems. are collecting energy money. Yet, they run on the Democratic ticket. It is sad for the people who want to vote for those who would support the President's agenda. Maybe, the president should talk with them.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. NRA Is Making The Vote A Litmus Test

If you don't vote for contempt, then you will be on the NRA's s*** list, which will kill any WV politician's career.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:33 PM

12. I think that Bobby Byrd would be shocked at these tactics. Rahall should be ashamed.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:02 PM

14. People

also vote Mr congress critter.

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