It was only seven years ago that there was this guy that was totally upset with the way the Republicans on Capitol Hill, and more specifically, the US House of Representatives were acting toward the Attorney General. Back then, the AG was a guy by the name of Eric Holder. And the Republican led House found him in Contempt of Congress. The reason? Well, Holder refused to provide any information at all to Congress on what became known as the Fast & Furious Scandal, in which guns were walked across the Mexican border, sold to Mexican drug lords, and which were found at the scene of the murder of Border Agent, Brian Terry. The president at the time, a guy that went by the name of Barack Obama, had all of the information sealed and kept from Congress because it was of “National Security”. At least that was his story, and he was sticking to it.
As we learned yesterday, “Contempt of Congress” is a charge against anyone that gets in the way of Congress or one of their committees for doing their job. And Eric Holder was found in Contempt of Congress for his refusal to provide any information at all on the actions along the border. What happened to him? Absolutely nothing.
But along the way, there was a tweet that is making a reappearance these days. It was from a Democrat Representative from New York…a guy by the name of Jerrold Nadler. Yes, the same Jerrold Nadler that just the other day found current Attorney General, William Barr in Contempt of Congress for his refusal to testify before Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee. Here was Nadler’s tweet from seven years ago:
How is it that just a scant seven years ago, finding an Attorney General in Contempt of Congress could be such a “shameful, politically-motivated” action, and yet, Nadler actually led the charge against William Barr…AFTER Barr released the Mueller Report (something he didn’t have to do by law, by the way), even though it was 92% free of redactions…gave a report that was 98% free of redactions to Congress to look at, and told them why he was redacting it. He also testified a total of three times before Congress to give them a timeline as to the release of the report and what was in it. Could Nadler be playing politics over this? I mean, I have to ask the question because everyone else is…and the funny thing is, his office in DC won’t answer that question. I called yesterday morning to ask the question what had changed from seven years ago to today. I was hung up on. I was polite and respectful when I asked my question, so I guess we had a bad connection.
Or maybe Jerry Nadler is a political hack.
Democrats need to realize that the American public sees through this type of nonsense, and doesn’t like it very much. In fact, if Nadler and his clown car wants to continue down this road, it’s a very likely possibility he won’t have to worry about finding Barr or anyone else in Contempt of Congress because he won’t be a committee chair any longer. See, that’s what happens when you lose control of the House. You lose your committee chairmanships.
The very least Jerry Nadler should do is explain what has changed in seven years, besides the party in power. Why was it a tragedy and a farce back then when it was Eric Holder in the AG’s seat, but when William Barr is sitting there, it’s okay to hold him in contempt? Is it a black thing? Is it a total secrecy thing vs. I tried to work with you, but you changed the rules of the game thing? I don’t know.
I guess we’re learning there are some people in Congress that are so politically stuck in partisanship that they really don’t understand what they are there to do anymore. Maybe it’s time we remove them all from office and start again!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!