61 Percent of Americans Would Have Voted to Hold Eric Holder In Contempt
A majority of American voters would have done exactly what the Republican Congress did and hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the government’s Fast and Furious gun running case according to a recent Fox News Poll.
The U.S. House of Representatives held Attorney General Holder in contempt on June 28 by a vote of 258-95. The Poll shows that 61% of respondents would have done the same thing including 82% of Republicans, 49% of independents and 48% of Democrats.
Fast and Furious was a government operation that allowed Mexican criminals to purchase weapons and bring them over the border for use in drug and other serious crimes. One of the guns was used to kill a U.S. Border Agent. The Attorney General has refused to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents and the President has even gone as fart as to invoke executive privilege to withhold certain documents.
21 Democrats joined all Republicans in the vote to hold Holder in contempt.
Despite the fact that so many agree with the position that they would hold Holder in contempt, 45% of voters said it was highly unlikely that the decision to do so would affect whether they would vote for a specific candidate.
The Fox News polling of found, as expected that the more conservative the voter the most likely the respondent was to agree that they would have held the Attorney General in contempt. Tea Party allied voters were the most likely to respond that they would have voted for contempt.
The Fox News poll has a variable rate of pus or minus 3%.