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TheHill.com is reporting that nearly two-dozen Republicans are backing legislation stating that Congress "has lost confidence" in Eric Holder to continue as attorney general.
According to the article, the resolution, introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and supported by 21 GOP co-sponsors, resolves "that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress has lost confidence in the Attorney General of the United States."
The move stems from the "Fast & Furious" gun-running scandal that has engulfed the Obama Justice Department for most of the past year.
From the article:
[Gosar] said he hopes the resolution would bring an added level of public awareness to the debate over whether Holder is fit to serve as the country's top law enforcement officer.
"By filing this resolution, we are anticipating a debate on the House floor and a floor vote," Gosar said in a news release. "This will bring needed inquiry, exposure and transparency to the issue itself."
Canton police officer who threatened to execute concealed carry licensee fails to appear for his disciplinary hearingSubmitted by cbaus on December 16, 2011 - 8:00am.
by Chad D. Baus
The Canton Repository is reporting that Officer Daniel Harless, who testified just last week in a murder trial, was not present for his long-awaited disciplinary hearing on Thursday. The hearing is the culmination of an investigation of Harless' conduct during a traffic stop in June involving a concealed handgun license holder. The officer's actions were captured on dash cam video, and subsequently posted on YouTube.
In the dash cam video, the officer can be heard unleashing a profanity-laced tirade, yelling "I should blast you in the mouth right now...I'm so close to caving in your head," and "you're just a stupid human being!" He continued to berate the license-holder, shouting "You want me to pull mine and stick it to your head?" "People like you don't deserve to f#$%g move throughout public. Period!"
The hearing was originally scheduled for September 7. On September 3, however, The Repository reported that the hearing had been postponed until December 1 "at the request of the union [president Bill Adams], which claimed the patrolman has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder." (The Canton Police Patrolmen's Association had actually requested an indefinite extension, which was was denied.) The December 1 hearing was also delayed, this time because Canton Police Department Safety Director Thomas Ream said "he had a scheduling conflict." While the "he" was undefined in the article, we speculated last week that it may just have been Officer Harless whose schedule was to blame.
That's because Officer Daniel Harless, who only 90 days ago was deemed by the Canton Police Patrolmen's Association to be so mentally "disabled" that he was unable to attend his own disciplinary hearing, was busy testifying at a murder trial.
If Daniel Harless is well-enough to testify in a murder trial, in which the defendant was ultimately convicted, he is certainly well-enough to show up to his hearing.
But he didn't.