Imagine if rule of law still prevailed in the fundamentally transformed USSA. Eric Holder would be dragged off in handcuffs to a prison cell, where the treasonous gunrunner belongs. Technically, it could still happen:
Despite voting to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, there’s little House Republicans can do in the short term to compel him to turn over documents — unless it wanted to revisit a long-dormant power and arrest him. …the process, known as inherent contempt, 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.
Don’t worry, moonbats. No one in Congress has the guts.
Republicans say it’s not even under consideration, with House Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman flatly ruling it out.
The House on Thursday voted 255-67 to hold Mr. Holder in criminal contempt, and 258-95 to pursue a case against him in the courts.
Since there was never any intention of enforcing this, there could be only two purposes to holding Holder in contempt: 1) to shame him into compliance with the Fast & Furious investigation (as if the arrogant punks running the Executive Branch had any shame whatsoever); and 2) to generate grudging media attention (Benedict Roberts’s shocking ObamaCare ruling washed it away).
On a tip from Kate.