90 Miles From Tyranny : Resurfaced clips of Schiff, Pelosi slamming GOP for contempt vote against Eric Holder aren’t aging well

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Resurfaced clips of Schiff, Pelosi slamming GOP for contempt vote against Eric Holder aren’t aging well

Congressional Democrats have an uncanny “ability” to not recognize their own hypocrisy.

On Wednesday, the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing them with access to special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report, including confidential grand jury information.

Before and after the vote, various Democrat leaders issued grandiose speeches or statements decrying the Justice Department’s alleged “corruption” and warning of a “constitutional crisis.”

What’s notable is that the contempt vote and speeches occurred roughly seven years after the same Democrat leaders excoriated then-House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa for daring to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. More on this later.

“We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler, who’s been battling with Barr for weeks for full access to the Mueller report, said in a hyperbolic speech Wednesday following the committee’s vote.

Yet here’s how he responded when Republicans held Holder in contempt back in 2012:

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