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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:47 AM

Jim Matheson becomes first Democrat to back placing Eric Holder in contempt

Source: The Hill

Jim Matheson becomes first Democrat to back placing Eric Holder in contempt

By Jordy Yager - 06/26/12 06:52 PM ET

Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah) on Tuesday became the first Democrat to declare his support for placing Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

"It just compounds the tragedy when both sides play politics instead of releasing the facts. The Terry family, the public and Congress deserve answers," said Matheson, according to The Salt Lake Tribine. "Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable."

Mathesonís announcement comes two days before House Republicans plan to vote on the unprecedented measure before the full chamber, even as President Obama has asserted executive privilege over requested documents at the center of the partisan furor.

The six-term lawmaker, who represents the most heavily Republican district of any incumbent Democrat, was one of 31 Democrats to send a letter to President Obama last year expressing grave concerns over the administrationís handling of the botched gun-tracking operation, "Fast and Furious."

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234921-matheson-becomes-first-dem-to-pledge-contempt-for-holder

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Reply Jim Matheson becomes first Democrat to back placing Eric Holder in contempt (Original post)
Eugene Jun 2012 OP
Arkana Jun 2012 #1
Iggy Jun 2012 #2
BeyondGeography Jun 2012 #3
siligut Jun 2012 #8
handmade34 Jun 2012 #4
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #5
littlewolf Jun 2012 #6
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2012 #15
littlewolf Jun 2012 #16
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #17
CanonRay Jun 2012 #7
Dawson Leery Jun 2012 #9
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #10
frylock Jun 2012 #11
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #12
frylock Jun 2012 #13
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #14

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. Always good to know there are Democrats willing to sell out their own

in the interest of "fairness".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:55 AM

2. Here We Go Again...

 

so called democrats voting in lockstep with the repugs.

Weak.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:12 AM

3. Yeah, you're not playing politics, Utah Jim

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

8. And I'm sure his religion isn't a factor either. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:33 AM

5. I'm assuming the next thing the Dino's will do is say they will not back Pelosi for

Speaker if Dems win back the house.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:47 AM

6. is he facing a challenge to his seat from the GOP ?

this could be the reason ....

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Response to littlewolf (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

15. Every member of the House stands for re-election every 2 years.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:54 PM

16. yes .. but if there is no challenger ...... nt

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Response to littlewolf (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

17. Yes. Mia Love is his challenger...

She's supposedly a rising star in the Republican Party because she's black, female and...Mormon.

Currently, she's the mayor of a really small town here in Utah. Polls show Matheson leading by double-digits, tho.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

7. Idiots like this are why I no longer give to the DCCC

I don't want to give this fuckhead a dime.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. Then I do not support the efforts for his re-election.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:51 PM

10. I am not voting Matheson in November. It's official.

I can't and won't do it.

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Response to frylock (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:26 PM

12. Whoa! Matheson is running for president?!?

Re-read my whole argument. I was talking presidential politics. Of course, you knew that, since Nader isn't running for congressional races around the nation - and neither did Dukakis, Mondale and McGovern. Nice try, tho.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:41 PM

13. i'm not gonna read shit..

i already told you that i believe that you have zero cred. i think this exchange furthers my viewpoint.

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Response to frylock (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:42 PM

14. Then don't bring it over here if you're not going to read...

I can't help with your comprehension, but you can help not looking like a complete and utter fool by not speaking when you haven't 'read shit'.

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