Gabrielblows 2 years, 9 months ago on Second District should re-elect Sanford Bishop

I contacted Mr. Bishop about the concerns I had with The US Attorney General Eric Holder's role in the "Fast and Furious" arms scandel. Here's his response to me: Thank you for contacting me about "Operation Fast and Furious," a program run by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division between 2009 and 2010 to stem the flow of illegal firearms trafficking into Mexico. I appreciate hearing your views on this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

       I share your concern about reports that hundreds of U.S. weapons were lost and later found at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States.  On June 3, 2011, I joined thirty of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to President Obama to urge him "to instruct the Department of Justice to promptly provide complete answers to all Congressional inquiries on this issue.  These investigations should not be used as a platform for partisan criticism of this Administration; rather, they should be an opportunity to get to the bottom of this serious allegation of law enforcement misconduct."

As you may be aware, the House voted on June 28, 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not providing congressional investigators certain documents concerning "Operation Fast and Furious." The final vote was 255 to 67. I joined many of my colleagues in refraining to participate in the contempt vote. I believed that the time honored and dignified congressional oversight process established by our Founding Fathers was being corrupted for partisan purposes. Consequently, I refused to validate and legitimize this attack on the dignity of the House of Representatives by participating in this poisonous process. I will not vote to re-elect this man. Why isn't he charged with aiding and abetting???


Gabrielblows 2 years, 11 months ago on Grant renewed for Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church

“We are expecting an incredibly successful year.” By whose standards? By what authority? Grants like these are funded by taxpayer dollars. There should be some form of authoritative oversight to regulate and to make sure our tax dollars are not wasted. The current figures for student progress and peformance from schools in this area do not show academic success in any area. What a sham!!!!


Gabrielblows 2 years, 11 months ago on Commissioner questions elections issue

Would someone please report the "rest of this story" as the late Paul Harvey would say.


Gabrielblows 2 years, 11 months ago on If you must drink too much, wear pants

New Randy Travis song: "I Hate to See You Go, but I love Watching You Leave!"