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GOP Rep. Wants to Halt Holder's Pay: 'If You're in Contempt, We Don't Pay You'

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Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold wants Congress to halt Attorney General Eric Holder's paycheck as long as he remains in contempt of Congress. He told Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that it could help hold people like Holder to account, explaining, "If you're in contempt of Congress, we don't pay you." Van Susteren wondered whether that could potentially backfire in the future, like if there's a "rogue Congress" in the future that decides to go after a government official for purely partisan reasons. Farenthold insisted contempt of Congress is not something done on a whim, and said, "We've got to come up with some enforcement mechanism, and this is what I think we have the constitutional authority to go." He emphasized this is not specifically about Holder, but "pulling power back to Congress" in the face of Holder using the "Obama administration playbook of stonewall and delay."