Reaction to House vote holding Attorney General Holder in contempt
June 28th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
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Reaction to House vote holding Attorney General Holder in contempt

(CNN) – A collection of reaction from various groups and individuals to the House of Representatives vote Thursday holding Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running sting.

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  1. Andrea Sharp

    I think the embarrassment congress brought is not for Eric Holder but for themselves

    June 28, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Independent

    Republicans have no ideas for our economy to improve and we are tired of their games. I am voting for all democrats in Nov. I am simply tired of the hate and incompetence since republicans have controlled Congress. Enough of this foolishness we are becoming a joke to other countries because of republicans.

    June 28, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Andrea Sharp

    This congess has gone too far. They are going to pay in November

    June 28, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    This is absolutely certain to create jobs. Good work GOPers/Teatrolls. Nothing says "health economy" like "symbolic wang-waving partisan scalp-hunting shenanigans vote."

    June 28, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  5. kat

    Throw this crook under the bus where he belongs

    June 28, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  6. Virginia

    What will the mean Republicans do next. Their problem is sin. SKIN

    June 28, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  7. Frankie

    Once again, this Congress is more interested in trying to make obama's administration look bad when in reality, it is just the republicans playing politics and in the worst ways. No matter what, whether they have agreed with an idea or not anything this President has proposed they are totally against it. If the idea was that bad, why not just let it pass if they think it is that bad of an idea. If it fails, it will be on Obama. Apparently they are afraid his ideas will work and so do not let any of them go forward. With regards to Fast and Furious, the article in Fortune magazine with a 6-month investigation further indicates how wrong the republicans are on these so called charges against Holder. As an independent i am sick and tired of seeing this Congress not getting anything accomplished for the struggling economy.

    June 28, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. Sue

    Republicans = incompetent disgusting embarrassing morons.....time for them to be removed in November so we can get back to governing in this great nation!!!

    June 28, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  9. Name JR

    The Administration of Baffoons.

    June 28, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    Kat – Which crook, Issa? I strongly agree. AG Holder is guilty of absolutely nothing. This has been nothing but a ploy to try and make the President and the AG look bad, and with the new revelations in Fortune magazine, the GOP witch hunt has backfired and failed miserably. The real crooks are the GOP, point your ire (or faux outrage) in their direction.

    June 28, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    This vote is going to backfire on Issa, the repubs and Boehner . Just wait and see. And to the Democrats that voted with the Repuks, We know the NRA was watching you. But SHAME on you

    June 28, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. Joan

    If they really wanted to get to the bottom of the whole issue, why didn't they interview the people who actually carried out the program? That would have made sense. Why didn't they wait until the investigators were finished and then if they didn't have enough information, they could have asked for more. This is premature, obviously politically motivated and it is making the Congress look mean and pig headed again. This may come back to bite the Republicans and they have only themselves to blame.

    June 28, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  13. Truth Hurts

    At this point count me as someone else who is in contempt of this congress. Darrell Issa is a clown with no agenda other than to tarnish this administration.

    June 28, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  14. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Somethings you don't need to knowcongress. To many leaks in congress and on TV too.

    June 28, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  15. mm

    Lynch mob was really ticked off today because they didn't get their way with the court.
    GOPers must be so proud to make history this way. Not to mention going against everything and everyone else associated with Obama. Who cares about the collateral damage, we citizens. You can take your pointed white hats out of the closet now. No need to pretend any longer.

    June 28, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  16. Myviewis

    What a day, Democrats pass a Tax and Republicans hold Holder in contempt.

    June 28, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  17. Malory Archer

    kat
    Throw this crook under the bus where he belongs

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Appointed yourself judge, jury & executioner, eh kat? Even the car thief has said that Eric Holder has done nothing wrong. I hope they keep it up until November! The right is doing all of the President's heavy lifting, and it's all soooooo going to bite them on the on the backside in November.

    June 28, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  18. Myviewis

    I think what is good about Republicans is that they are not so worried like Democrats that something will come back to bite them. Republicans are more concerned with the workings of our country, carrying out the laws which is why Republicans will obey the new Tax Law of the Healthcart and Democrats will find a way to escape the healthcare law. A lot of cheering for healthcare and already I bet Democrats are trying to figure out how to get out of paying their share.

    June 28, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  19. carrotroot

    This was never a serious investigation to begin with and everyone knows it.

    June 28, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  20. Name

    There must be some very bad things in this file, if holder is willing to be held in contempt. this guy is a snake in the grass, I say he got what he deserved to get.

    June 28, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  21. don in albuquerque

    Repubs holding Holder in contempt is kind of like the pot calling the kettle. Of course they have held the people of the United States in contempt for several years now. Repub and redneck. Are those two words redundant?

    June 28, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  22. Common sense grandma

    Oh my goodness! Congress feels contempt for someone? That is hilarious.

    June 28, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  23. The Elephant In The Room

    Independent voters – please see this for what it is . . . pure HATE for the administration headed by intelligent, HIGHLY CREDEnTIALLED, HIGHLY QUALIFIED, people who happen not to be white.

    Holder was an assistant under Janet Reno, I guarantee you he knows the job BETTER than just about anyone that ever held it. He has done a yeoman`s job and ALL Americans should stand behind this distinguished PUBLIC SERVANT.

    The GOP is turning off millions of people with these ANTICS; including all the black, brown & yellow people that are observing how someone that looks differently from all the white male Attorney Generals has been treated by the GOP. These people see the injustice and will never vote for Republican candidates.

    June 28, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. BigGeorge22

    These people that are railing against Holder don't even know that F&F started up George Bush! It was the last of 5 similar Gun Walking operations under GWB. And with the NRA hammering out wonderful congressmen with threats and cash our laws are so weak that the ATF cannot even prosecute these crooks/drug runners half the time.

    June 28, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  25. W l jones

    Strange strange when it come to the best intest of the America people. It appears a certain party can not read as well as a Mosquito at least they know different between a can of Raid from some other brand because the red flag go up these other talk about thing not to be aired in public.

    June 28, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
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