Contempt vote date set; Holder remains defiant
Grassfire Nation Update
Rep. Darrell Issa has set a date for the "Contempt Of Congress" vote for Attorney General Eric Holder -- next Wednesday, June 20.
Plus, calls for Holder's resignation are increasing, most recently from Sen. John Cornyn. Speaking today from the Senate floor and directly addressing the Attorney General, Cornyn said:
"In short, you’ve violated the public trust, in my view, by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office.
“So, Mr. Attorney General, it’s more with sorrow than anger that I would say you leave me with no alternative but to join those who call upon you to resign your office.”
+ + Holder Fights Back; White House Claims Support
Holder's team is fighting back, saying he has no intention of resigning. He also denies any prior knowledge of or wrongdoing in the "Fast And Furious" botched gun-walking operation.
In addition, Politico is reporting that the White House is funneling to the media evidence that grassroots Americans actually support Holder. According to Politico, "Several times a week, the Justice Department sends reporters letters from outside groups that are urging Issa to drop his contempt campaign."
+ + URGENT ACTION #1: SEND YOUR FAXES
We expect a high-stakes political game to unfold over the next week with pressure mounting on both Holder and every member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- with the White House promoting the lie that grassroots Americans support Holder.
That's why, in addition to our upcoming petition delivery, we are encouraging our team members to send faxes directly to their Congressional delegation and other key House members.
+ + URGENT ACTION #2: CALL CONGRESS
We expect members of Congress will come under intense pressure to back down from this "Contempt" charge over the next 7 days. If citizens like you remain silent, they will cave. Contact information:
Representative: Noem 202-225-2801
Senator: Johnson 202-224-5842
Senator: Thune 202-224-2321
Thanks for taking action.
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