Arrest Eric Holder

The House has voted overwhelmingly to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on the Fast and Furious scandal, but where do we go from here?  Not surprisingly, the Justice Department won't prosecute Holder on the charge, and Barack Obama would only take action if the attorney general became a personal liability (and right now cutting him loose might be a liability).  Yet there is a way for Congress to put bite in its bark. It turns out that the House could encourage immediate cooperation by arresting Holder.  Such a move would be based upon something called "inherent contempt," a process that, writes The Washington Times, "is well-established by precedent, has been confirmed by multiple Supreme Court rulings, and is available to any Congress willing to force such a confrontation." It was also recently alluded to by none other than Nancy Pelosi when she addressed what she considered Karl Rove's contempt of Congress and said, "I could have...(Read Full Article)

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