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Monday, March 12, 2012

Drip, Drip, Drip... Number of Congressmen calling on Holder to Resign or requesting "No Confidence" vote grows to 120

While there hasn't been much news on the Fast and Furious front in recent weeks, that doesn't mean it's going away. In fact, the number of congressmen who have either called for Eric Holder's resignation or a "no confidence" vote has climbed, albeit quietly, again. The number has now reached 120.

Via the Daily Caller:
Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia have signed on to a House resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in Operation Fast and Furious.

With their signatures, a total of 120 U.S. House members have now either publicly demanded Holder’s resignation, expressed no confidence in his job performance via a formal House resolution, or both.

That amounts to more than a quarter of the U.S. House of Representatives and nearly half of the Republican caucus. Three U.S. senators — Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Jim DeMint of South Carolina and James Inhofe of Oklahoma — have also called for Holder to resign. So have two sitting governors, Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and all major Republican presidential candidates.
Why is this all so relevant today? In part, because the bigger it gets, the more it will force House Speaker John Boehner to act. Amidst rumors that Boehner has asked Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to back off, coupled with the Speaker's obvious attempts to avoid commenting much on the investigation, House Republicans are slowing moving toward getting 218 votes.

If that 218 number were to be reached, Boehner would actually be bucking not just a majority of Republicans but a majority of the House itself if he didn't either hold a vote on the "no confidence" resolution or draft articles of impeachment. With 120 already on record, only 98 more are needed to reach that 218 number.

Has your congressman called for Holder's resignation? If not, contact him/her and demand it.

Once 218 votes are reached, Boehner will almost be forced to act, whether he wants to or not.

Here is video of Boehner last month. Notice how he didn't answer the question. It's moments like this that lead people to believe he doesn't want to deal with Fast and Furious.

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