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POLL: Pallone Takes a Walk on Eric Holder Contempt Vote

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) was one of the Congressional Democrats who walked out of a House contempt vote against AG Eric Holder Thursday.


Dozens of Democrats walked out of a Congressional vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder on contempt charges Thursday afternoon. Sixth District (D-NJ) was among them.

Pallone, who represents Hazlet and other Bayshore towns in the 6th District, was disgusted by the contempt vote, which he called "a political stunt" from the Republicans.

"It's totally political," Pallone said. "There was no basis for it. We never had Congress act to hold a cabinet member in contempt."

The censure vote was set by House Speaker John Boehner after Congressional Republicans spent months of wrangling with Holder over documents pertaining to Operation 'Fast & Furious'.

The paper right culminated in a contempt vote showdown Thursday that passed 255 to 67- right after that upheld major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare.)

It was a busy day, indeed, in Washington, DC. 

"I don't know what they want that hasn't been turned over," Pallone said. Opponents argued that Holder only handed over about 10 percent of the thousands of pages House Republicans demanded. The issue was a secret program conducted under the Justice Department that had US border gun shops selling firearms to Mexican gun dealers, in order to trace where the guns went.

One of the guns used to shoot and kill US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is alleged to have come from the program.

Holder, Pallone said, "has turned over everything. I don't know what they want that would still be meaningful. Their whole argument makes absolutely no sense."

Nick June 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Fortunately Plainfield is no longer in the district! However, it still contains Democratic areas of Middlesex! If you want to defeat Pallone, please consider getting involved on Anna Little's campaign for Congress, more information can be found at www.annalittleforcongress.com!
dan June 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
typical democraps all they know how to do is to raise taxes and spend
Stuart June 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM
The dims did this in Wisconsin with the Scott Walker fiasco. When they know the truth and refuse too acknowledge that the Republicans are right they start to accuse the Republicans of attacking Obama and childishly walk away.
Tony Orsini July 02, 2012 at 01:08 AM
More political nonsense from the NOpublicans. It's as bogus as the "fake" birth certifiicate. Anna Little is a joke. Pallone is a stand up guy on the right side of all the issues, unlike YOU morons.
dan July 02, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Tony u ate a typical liberal loser. U hv no facts so u resort to insults. I guess u r.another thug

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