Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rally around the criminal racist brother: Here's the letter to Boehner from the "Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights."

Attempt to Cite Attorney General Eric Holder for Contempt Seems to Be a Rush to Judgment
Advocacy Letter - 05/29/12
Source: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Recipient: Speaker John Boehner
The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
U. S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Speaker Boehner:
On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned organizations, we write in response to a May 21, 2012 report in Politico that the House of Representatives will vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to provide additional information related to the “Fast and Furious” program. We are deeply troubled by the prospect that the Attorney General will be cited for contempt by the House, and believe that such action is unwarranted. We urge you to reconsider that decision.
While we believe that a review of the Fast and Furious program is a legitimate exercise of congressional authority, we are concerned that the tenor and approach you are reportedly taking does a disservice to Congress, the Attorney General’s office, and the public, and may also be a partisan attempt to discredit the Attorney General.
The Attorney General has acknowledged problems and flaws in the Fast and Furious program. According to reports, the Attorney General and the Department of Justice have submitted more than 7000 pages of document to Congress, and the Attorney General has appeared before Congress on this issue a reported seven times. The Department has also reportedly made several senior officials available for testimony, interviews, and briefings.
In addition, the Attorney General has ordered the Inspector General to investigate and has provided him with tens of thousands of additional documents—documents that would be inappropriate to turn over to Congress, because they reportedly include law enforcement information, grand jury transcripts, and other information that would compromise ongoing investigations and prosecutions.
To put it simply, the attempt to cite General Holder for contempt seems to be a rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the Attorney General. It is contributing to an environment of accusatory vitriol and malignant suspicion that is both unwarranted and a significant distraction at a time when the Attorney General needs to focus on the nation’s core problems. The harshness of the attacks themselves is misplaced, and to the extent these attacks are intended to divert the Attorney General from the vigorous enforcement of the nation's laws—including those protecting civil rights, voting rights, disability rights, and other core concerns—we are deeply troubled. We are concerned that the contempt threat is intended to create a hostile environment aimed at pressuring the Attorney General to resign. This development is particularly disturbing because of the exemplary job the Attorney General has done in enforcing the nation’s civil rights laws.
The constituencies that we represent are eager to see our leaders focus on job creation, the continued reinvigoration of our economy, and the rooting out of waste, fraud and abuse. We urge you to reconsider this course of action. Thank you for your consideration.
African American Ministers in Action
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Asian American Justice Center, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
National Association of Human Rights Workers
National Association of Social Workers National Center for Transgender Equality
National Partnership for Women and Families National Fair Housing Alliance
National Urban League
People For the American Way
Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
Cc: The Honorable Eric Cantor
The Honorable Darrell Issa
The Honorable Elijah Cummings


SWIFT said...

Boehner should send the Leadership Conference all the totally blacked out documents that Holder provided to Issa, asking for them to interpret whats on the pages. (They cited the fact that Holder's DOJ had submitted 7,000 pages in their letter.) Have in done on C-span. Want to see a whole conference stuck on stupid?

Anonymous said...

"..because of the exemplary job the Attorney General has done in enforcing the nation’s civil rights laws." unquote


that made my day. I needed a ROTFLMFAO
moment and that one filled the bill.
"exemplary job" Hahahahaha Hohoho ohohoho ...please...please stop. I can't laugh much longer..hohohoho..hahahahahahahaha! god...I think Im going to puke.

Anonymous said...

"To put it simply, the attempt to cite General Holder for contempt seems to be a rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the Attorney General."

Signed (inter alia),

African American Ministers in Action
People For the American Way

A quick web search reveals that the AMMA (and its sponsor, PAW) did not hesitate in rushing to judge George Zimmerman: “It is shocking that nearly 60 years after the murder of Emmett Till, a black teenager can be killed simply for walking down the street, and his killer not even tried."

Trayvon Martin was shot February 26, 2012; the AMMA press release is dated March 20, 2012.

Brian Terry was shot December 15, 2010; the investigation of the role Eric Holder and the DOJ played in Fast and Furious is ongoing as of May 29, 2012.

Unlike the AMMA, the House Oversight Committee is not rushing to judgement and the House of Representatives is not creating a stain; they are denouncing a whitewash.


Jonas Parker said...

Signed by all the usual suspects...

Anonymous said...

Ah, more entries for the target list.

Anonymous said...

And to further add to what SWIFT said, 'casually' mention that the 7K worth of documents is less than 10% of what was requested and legally required to be submitted as per the subpoena.
And don't forget as well that this stonewalling has been going on for well over a year.........

Anonymous said...

"Exemplary job"??

Yeah. Kinda like the exemplary job he did in going after the Black Panthers for engaging in voter intimidation and for issuing a public bounty on George Zimmerman.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of s--t!."acknowledged problem`s and flaw`s in the F+F program!" yeah like getting caught !,or Mr Terry`s murder?,or the unknown number of Mexican people gunned down as a result of this hairbrained scheme?."exemplary job the Atty. Gen. has done enforcing the nation`s civil right`s law`s" What? This is the most blatant racist cabal ever seated in Washington!.

Mt Top Patriot said...

Truth and facts don't matter to these domestic enemies. It is all about agenda.

Now if Holder had white skin and worked for a republican president, there would be riots in the streets over his management of and responsibility for Fast & Furious.

It is clear if you are of colored skin, have personal politics that lean left, murder and felonies don't apply to you.
But, every one else outside this shakedown syndicate in America is required acquiesce to these criminal double standards.
Racist doesn't begin to exemplify the crimes against society these culprits are behind.

When the highest law enforcer in the land is the greatest breaker of laws, we no longer have the rule of law, we have rule over others by a ruling regime. Damn straight he needs to be investigated, charged with contempt, impeached and sent to prison for the rest of his natural life for what he has done.

Anonymous said...

I honestly thought better of the NAACP. I'm amazed none of these people see through Holder's excuses.

Anonymous said...

Guess that the authors of this load of manure haven't noticed that Holder already is a stain on the office of AG.

Anonymous said...

As I was reading down the list of all the organizations that signed this letter, I was half-expecting to see the "National Council of La Raza" on there.

At least the world hasn't totally gone off the deep end.

Anonymous said...

Boehner it is time to lead or get out of the way.

Anonymous said...

Interesting list of signers.

What are the chances members of African American Ministers in Action or The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (or any of the other letter signers) have lost loved ones due Fast and Furious under Holder's Justice Department watch?

How come Latino groups weren't invited to sign? Or maybe they were invited, but declined.

Anonymous said...

Methinks this letter is far more of a "rally 'round the flag of racism" than a plea for justice or the equal application of law !

Recent events - and the lack of timely response by the OA (and USAG in particular) - involving alleged "SWATting" of Conservative pundits by Left extremists is yet another supportive case in point. MW