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    Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    By Shane Goldmacher
    June 27, 2012

    The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day.

    The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call.

    (RELATED: Holder Contempt Vote Going to the Floor)

    The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter is being circulated among the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Progressive caucuses, among other.

    (RELATED: Holder to Attend Congressional Picnic--Awkwaaaard)

    "We cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt," says the letter, in which the signers urge that "all members of Congress to stand with us during a press conference on the Capitol Building steps during this appalling series of votes to discuss our nation's most significant priority--creating jobs."

    The House is expected to vote on Thursday hold Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to release certain documents related to the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-running program.

    (RELATED: Dreier Hearts Dick Clark)

    At moments, the fight has taken on racial undertones, most notably when Holder, who is African American, told the New York Times in December 2011 that he served as a stand-in for GOP attacks on President Obama. "This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him," Holder said, "both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we're both African-American."
    A copy of the full draft letter is below:


    Dear Colleague:

    We write to urge you to stand with us in the pursuit of justice for the Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric H. Holder. In its history, the United States House of Representatives has never held a United States Attorney General, or any other Cabinet official, in contempt.

    Instead of focusing on job creation and other critical issues before this Congress, we have been asked to engage in a political stunt on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Our constituents elected us to do real work, not to engage in meaningless partisan activity.

    Over the past 15 months, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have cooperated with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's requests for information on "Fast and Furious", an unfortunate operation that began under the Bush Administration and, in fact, was terminated by Attorney General Holder. The Department has made extraordinary efforts to accommodate Congress by turning over almost 8,000 documents--including all the documents that relate to the tactics in this investigation and the other flawed investigations that occurred in Arizona during the Bush Administration. The Attorney General also participated in a bicameral meeting in a good faith effort to satisfy the Committee's information requests. While the Attorney General has advised House Republicans that he is willing to work with them in attempting to reach an agreement, the Republican Leadership is instead rushing recklessly to a contempt vote.

    Contempt power should be used sparingly, carefully and only in the most egregious situations. The Republican Leadership has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action. For these reasons we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt. We adamantly oppose this partisan attack and refuse to participate in any vote that would tarnish the image of Congress or of an Attorney General who has done nothing but work tirelessly to protect the rights of the American people. We must reflect upon why we are elected to this body and choose now to stand up for justice.

    We call upon all members of Congress to stand with us during a press conference on the Capitol Building steps during this appalling series of votes to discuss our nation's most significant priority--creating jobs. At this critically important time in our nation, we must work as colleagues rather than political enemies.

    source: Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote - Influence Alley
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    Maybe the Dems from Wisconsin can recommend a nice hotel in Illinois.
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    Great, they want to abandon the truth and justice over skin color!

    Walking out to stir up as much racial animus as possible in America instead of standing on the side of truth and justice.

    Please post us the names of each one that walks away from their duty today.

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    So typical of the times

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    ADDED TO ALIPAC HOMEPAGE News with amended title ..

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    Here is the complete list of the 112 session Members, I don't know which ones actually did yet:

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    Ph: 202-225-4011
    The Honorable Donna M. Christensen
    Delegate, Virgin Islands
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    1510 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-1790
    The Honorable Hansen Clark
    Michigan, 13th District
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    1319 Longworth Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2261
    The Honorable Yvette D. Clarke
    New York, 11th District
    U.S. House of Representatives
    1029 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6231
    The Honorable William Lacy Clay, Jr.
    Missouri, 1st District
    U.S. House of Representative
    2418 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2406
    The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver II
    Missouri, 5th District
    U. S. House of Representative
    1027 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4535
    The Honorable James E. Clyburn
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    2135 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3315
    The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
    Michigan, 14th District
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    2426 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5126
    The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
    Maryland, 7th District
    U.S. House of Representatives
    2235 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4741
    The Honorable Danny K. Davis
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    2159 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5006
    The Honorable Donna F. Edwards
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    Ph: 202-225-8699
    The Honorable Keith Ellison
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    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph. 202-225-4755
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    2301 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4001
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    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-7032
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    Washington, D. C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-0773
    The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson
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    Ph: 202-225-8885
    The Honorable Hank Johnson
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    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph. 202-225-1605
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    2267 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2661
    The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
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    2160 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3816
    The Honorable John Lewis
    Georgia, 5th District
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    343 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3801
    The Honorable Gregory W. Meeks
    New York, 6th District
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    2334 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3461
    The Honorable Gwen Moore
    Wisconsin, 4th District
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    2245 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4572
    The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
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    Ph: 202-225-8050
    The Honorable Donald M. Payne
    New Jersey, 10th District
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    2310 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3436
    The Honorable Charles B. Rangel
    New York, 15th District
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    2354 Rayburn House Office Building
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    Ph: 202-225-4365
    The Honorable Laura Richardson
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    Ph: 202-225-7924
    The Honorable Cedric Richmond
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    Ph: (504) 288-3777
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    Ph: 202-225-4372
    The Honorable David Scott
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    225 Cannon House Office Building
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    Ph: 202-225-2939
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    Ph: 202-225-8351
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    Ph: 202-225-5876
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    2232 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D. C. 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5936
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    Ph: 202-225-4506
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    RELATED RACIST BLACK CAUCUS News ..

    Congressional Black Caucus Plays The Race Card

    We’ve known this was coming–just not this bluntly, perhaps.

    From The Washington Examiner: “Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.

    “‘This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime,’ Rye said during C-SPAN’s Q & A yesterday. ”I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black.”

    No ambiguity there.

    The Will Anderson Show Ľ Congressional Black Caucus Plays The Race Card
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    Would they have walked out had Holder been white? Of course not! I don't see how this can be considered anything but racially motivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Would they have walked out had Holder been white? Of course not! I don't see how this can be considered anything but racially motivated.
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    No, they would not have walked out if Holder had been White. Yes, it is 100% racially motivated. Long hot summer ..
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