Larry Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America which is dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
Last week, in a bipartisan vote, Congress voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This happened in spite of the fact that several congressmen walked out of the chamber in protest. In the end the Justice Department said they won’t prosecute Mr. Holder.
Larry believes the criminal citation will stand but because they have such a backlog in the D.C. District Court, they won’t get to that well into next year. On the other hand, Larry believes that on or about Labor Day there could be a court ruling regarding the civil contempt citation and the production of documents.
He noted that the First District Court is pretty liberal and they might sustain the Attorney General. From there it would go on appeal, perhaps still prior to the election, to the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia where he feels there’s a better chance at getting a prosecution.
Is impeachment a possibility with its accompanying Senate trial to find out whether or not to convict Mr. Holder? Larry contends that it’s the civil contempt of Congress citation that’s the key. Learn more about the process and what our elected officials need to do to get to the truth when you review this edition of Crosstalk.