"Just get up there, Eric, and do what you do best . . . Lie yer ass off."
“Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice”
Senate Judiciary Committee
DATE: November 8, 2011
TIME: 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
ROOM: Dirksen 226
OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST:
October 31, 2011
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” for Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
By order of the Chairman.
The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr.
U.S. Department of Justice
Politico: Eric Holder: Effects of Fast and Furious will linger
FOX: Holder to Testify Again on 'Fast and Furious'
Matthew Boyle: Holder to face gun-walking music at Senate hearing
Another theme to watch for during the hearing is Democrats and Holder pushing a theory that lax gun control laws drove ATF agents to conduct Operation Fast and Furious. California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein floated the idea during a hearing last week, even though it was the law enforcement agents responsible for upholding gun laws that facilitated the sale of weapons to drug cartels. Holder’s prepared testimony also mentions his belief that weak gun-control laws were a factor.
My favorite headline: Holder on 'Fast and Furious': Never again.
"Never again"!?!? Eric Holder taking the pledge on gunwalking is like Reinhard Heydrich swearing off Holocausts or Jeffrey Dahmer announcing that he is an enthusiastic convert to vegetarianism. Like every other criminal, Holder's not sorry he committed the crime (in his case to advance the gun control agenda), but he's damn sorry he got caught.
This Patrick Leahy goat rope ought to be an exercise in alternate realities, with the GOP trying to get the lying sumbitch to answer the questions under oath, and the Democrat gun-grabbers saying it is all the fault of "weak gun laws" and George W. Bush. There are rumors that Grassley has a document or two up his sleeve, but that's all they are at this point -- rumors.
Maybe Holder has an angle . . .