Congressman Steve King Fox News – Fast & Furious -
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel to discuss the latest on the Fast and Furious scandal on June 20, 2012.
June 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm
PETER…You neglect to mention the Democrats held both the House and Senate starting in 2006, and that’s when Barney Frank and Co. pushed for “everone” to be able to purchse a home…most far beyond their means. $5 trillion debt added in the past 3 1/2 years, and no end in sight. This “man” has no business running a lemonaide stand much less this country.
Peter L Reply
June 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm
I never said I was a Barney Frank fan. I don’t know much about his positions on the issues that I find important…like ending the drug war, and restoring domestic security and integrity thru the ending of outsourcing of jobs and subsidies to big oil. There’s too much for me to go into detail now…I will have to write a book…which one day I will, outlining my policies and chart for a successful nation. It’s based on the belief that every home is a castle, and that every human by right of law has protection for one acre of land minimal…which they can never be displaced from.
June 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm
These people (Republicans) want everyone to forget about the mess they made during the Bush years. They are counting on your short term memory and long term memory loss. The truth is, they are not ready to lead, and they won’t be perhaps for generations to come. Americans must not repeat the same mistakes and let these people back into our lives. Forget about the horse race, forget about the “competition” of elections. Stay the course, and let Obama continue fixing our country. After another 4 years, and then 8 more by the next Dem, the country will be right as rain, and you’ll never have known all the trouble we previously were in. It will be a far distant memory. STAY THE COURSE.
June 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Peter, you were so enamored during the run-up to the caucuses with Republicans and Ron Paul, now you slight them at every other word. Which side will you be speaking from tomorrow?
June 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Ron Paul was not a true Republican candidate, more like a Libertarian one. I only supported him for the brief time when he had a chance to win. Once that moment passed, I switched back to the Democratic Party once again.
June 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm
He ran on the Republican ticket.
June 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm
PETER…just who in the hell are these millions if not billions….that many weren’t lost during War I or II combined. How about Wilson and FDR, want them “touched”? You’d be better off sticking to city politics and leave national stuff to people who understand it and/or stay with your rant about the mistreated druggies.
Your “rant” on the dead border agent can only come from a terribly sick person.
June 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Not so sure about that. I find it obscene that the government is wasting all the trillions of dollars fighting this “drug war”, and people have been murdered and imprisoned as a result. One dead border agent doesn’t do much to elicit sympathy from me. Perhaps if thousands began dying, you may get some stirring of emotion…but it would only be upon the claim by the government that the drug war is over, and they were wrong…then you’d have to throw in billions for reparations to people whose lives were devastated as a result of the government trying to prohibit something as natural as a plant. I don’t think the government could begin to face up to the karma of their actions, and so they continue to hammer away at the perverted drug war. just like Nazi’s couldn’t reverse what they had begun because it’s irreversible once you begin killing and imprisoning people. however, the people will reverse it for them…but we’ll never see true justice and recompense for the millions affected by erroneous policy.
June 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Peter, you are in the minority. The majority of voters want drugheads and other law-breakers held accountable for their actions.
You on the other hand, support people who break the law, and actually encourage their anti-social behaviors.
June 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Observer, you haven’t been paying attention to the latest polls. Most Americans have tried marijuana, and most want it decriminalized or even legalized. You my friend, are in the minority, and it’s just a matter of time before the legislators are forced to legislate in the direction of the majority. You see, the youth are growing up, and they aren’t as hung up about marijuana as you and your generation were. Hope you live long enough to see the day, but it will arrive…marijuana will be decriminalized and possibly even legalized.
June 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm
FYI, I was referring to the amounts of money that went missing in bribe monies and Halliburton contracts that came up short…it was in the billions. Where’s the accountability for Bush there?
RC PARENT Reply
June 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm
History of presidential use of executive privilege
The Associated Press
President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege for the first time Wednesday. He applied the presidential power to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious.
Presidents have the right to invoke executive privilege to preserve the confidentiality of information and documents in the face of legislative inquiries. The White House says presidents have asserted that privilege 25 times since 1980.
Here’s a look at how many times each president since Ronald Reagan has asserted executive privilege:
-President Barack Obama: 1
-President George W. Bush: 6
-President Bill Clinton: 14
-President George H.W. Bush: 1
-President Ronald Reagan: 3
The Kansas City Star
Where was the absolute distain by the GOP when Dubbya used this privilege 6 times? His daddy used it once and Ronnie used it thrice…
Trucker Dave Reply
June 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm
There’s an old saying, “If you have nothing to hide – don’t hide it.”
Unless there’s something pointing directly to Obama’s involvement in F&F or the cover-up, there would be no need to claim executive privilege at the very last moment.
It’s not the crime that gets you – it’s the cover-up.
June 22, 2012 at 10:02 am
Obama probably lied as usual when he said he had no knowledge of this. That is all he has done since he was elected by a bunch of free loading idiots.
June 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Think about the family that lost their loved one due to our Government selling illegal firearms.
This family has a right to get answers and thankfully our Congress is demanding those answers for that reason. I can’t find fault with that.
We all would want answers how, why and who caused this firearm to be sold to bad guys that killed their son!
June 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm
Yeah and think about all the people that have been gunned down by government agents as they try to arrest people for marijuana. I don’t feel sympathy for this agent in the slightest. It’s incorrect policy those agents are following, and they should think for themselves and refuse to follow it. They love to tote guns around, and they love to shoot people…and when someone shoots them…boo hoo.
June 22, 2012 at 10:06 am
Peter L.-what a A-Hole thing to say about people just doing what the law dictates. If you don’t like the law change it if you can but because you are all alone in your misguided beliefs that won’t happen. You will really cry when the court throws out Obamacare. You communists should all move to the Soviet Union.
June 22, 2012 at 11:36 am
Yeah and the German Army was using the same excuse to get out of the Nuremburg trials. I don’t allow for that “just following the law, or doing my job” b.s.. Eventually men who make up the executive branch of our government need to exercise personal discretion as to whether or not they will follow policy dictated to them by law. Those who chose to enforce drug laws to the point they cost people their freedom and often their lives are karmically held accountable. The goal then is to assemble a government of men who understand human rights, and liberties, and not just a bunch of mindless Rambos who love to play Army.
June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm
How can one be in contempt of congress when it is a contemptible congress?
June 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm
We have finally got control of our congress and they are doing what we elected them to do. Hold people accountable for lying and authorizing illegal use of firearms.
Now Obama and Holder are covering up their actions.
Nixon had to resign because of a coverup.
It’s call rule of law, and thankfully we live in a country that has rule of law.
Now we need to find a President that will abide by the law instead of thinking he is about the law.
Hope this helps.
June 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm
Millions if not billions went missing in Iraq, and your boys Bush and Cheney iced by untouched. I’m assuming you called for Bush’s resignation as well during those dark days.
June 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm
I think we elected congress to enact laws. The judisial system is in place to do the investigating and enforcement of laws. Seeing as it is an election year the republicans in the house are up to their old tricks again. Going on witch hunts against the democratic controlled white house. Same as they did to Pres. Clinton when he was up for reelection. Starting on the day Pres. Obama was elected all that the republicans in congress have wanted to do was to get him out of office at any cost and no matter how many American people they had to hurt doing it. That is not what they were elected to do. Why do they think it has to their way or not at all? What ever happened to compromise, give and take? America shines when Dems and rep. can work together. Unforchantly for all of America the rep. won’t do that and we are now going to pay the price for their arrogance.
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