Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rove in Contempt

The House Judiciary Committee this morning voted in favor of finding former Bush advisor Karl Rove in contempt of Congress for his refusal of a subpoena to testify before the panel. The committee voted along party lines, 20-14.

The White House and Rove's lawyer directed Rove not to testify, arguing that he is immune from testimony as a close advisor to the president whose testimony is sought in connection with his official duties.

Great news... it is about time Congress started to act like a governing body... now maybe it can try to use its power to enforce some badly needed oversight.



Harriet Meiers should get a contempt of Congress ruling too. She refused to testify to Congress at the same time as Rove. This brings me to a little suspicion of mine and it has to do with timing. I heard alot of out loud questioning about the timing(four years of investigation) of the Stevens indictment. And now this. Does this smell like a little political throw the mud before the big election. Vvvveeeerrrryyy goooddd, Maxwell Smart, but unfortunately you will not see the destruction because you will now die! Tata, Mr. Smart.

csm said...

I agree that it has taken Congress too long to act -- and that the timing is suspicious.

That said, I'm still glad that it is happening.

coreydbarbarian said...

don't know if y'all have seen this, but there's more good news on this front.

i still don't see how they could argue otherwise this whole time, in light of the watergate investigation; the judges then made it pretty clear that executive privilege stops where criminality (or allegations thereof) begin.

Peter Dawson Buckland said...

Nail 'em. While I agree with your previous posts that we can't blame inaction and such on the Democrats in Congress, it has taken WAY too long for this to happen. Part of that has been pussyfooting by the Dems b/c they don't want to be mean. I'm glad that Conyers et al have been playing hardball and getting others into the bullpen. F***ers should be thrown to the wolves and Bush and Cheney should be impeached.


Impeached, shit, executed is more like it.