Republicans Write Legislation To Deny Eric Holder His Paycheck

April 16, 2014 11:47 amViews: 661

Eric Holder could be denied a paycheck


This probably has no chance of really going much of anywhere, but it certainly has merit and it would be great to see.

Texas Republican Blake Farenthold introduced the bill that would stop pay for public officials who have been found in contempt of Congress, just as Attorney General Eric Holder has. In other words, Eric Holder could lose his pay for being in contempt of Congress and if you haven't seen the extended version of Holder's exchange with Louie Gomert, you can see what utter contempt Holder has for even being brought in front of Congress.

Do you think Holder should lose his paycheck for his arrogance in front of Congress and for not turning over subpenaed documents?

Read more below from The Washington Times:

A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicans’ probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican who publicly excoriated Mr. Holder at a hearing last week, introduced the legislation just before Congress went on vacation, and announced it Tuesday.

“The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior,” Mr. Farenthold said.

Mr. Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last week and faced harsh barbs over his defense of Obama administration policies. He bristled at having been held in contempt.

“You don’t want to go there, buddy, all right?” Mr. Holder barked at one congressman who speculated that the attorney general wasn’t taking the contempt accusation seriously.

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