When AG Eric Holder refused to hand over thousands of pages of documents regarding the ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation, in which Border Agent Brian Terry was murdered, the Dems howled that holding Holder in contempt of Congress was “politically motivated,” and “a waste of time.”
Holder also claimed that he did not know about the ‘Fast and Furious’ scheme until a few weeks before he was called to testify, but leaked documents from the DOJ showed that he was informed of the matter for months.
But now, AG Barr, who has made 98% of the Mueller report available to the Dems, has been held in “contempt” of Congress by the Dems, who scream that we are in a “constitutional crisis.”
Apparently, the Dems’ cravenness and hypocrisy know no bounds.
Via Daily Wire.
The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, 24 to 16, on Wednesday to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying investigative files….
In 2012, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, became the first sitting member of a president’s cabinet in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress after he refused to turn over documents related to the Obama administration’s “Operation Fast and Furious,” which gave military-style weapons to Mexican drug cartels which were then used to kill U.S. federal agents.
In response to Holder being held in contempt, Nadler tweeted the following in 2012: “Just joined the #walkout of the House chamber to protest the shameful, politically-motivated GOP vote holding AG Holder in contempt.”
Here are the responses from other notable House Democrats on Holder being held in contempt:
- Adam Schiff: “To say this is a terrible use of Congress’ power and time is an understatement.”
- Nancy Pelosi: “It’s such a ridiculous thing. This contempt [vote] don’t get me started.”
- Steny Hoyer: “The action on the floor today is unprecedented in the history of America.”
- Elijah Cummings: “You’ve been holding the Attorney General to an impossible standard” and that he solely was “protecting documents he was prohibited by law from producing.”