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Rep Farenthold Congressional subpoena To Freeze Eric Holders taxpayer-funded salary.

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Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), with Attorney General Eric Holder serving as the sole witness of the hearing. During his questioning, Congressman Farenthold opted to forgo the opportunity to engage with General Holder based on the fact that the House has voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Instead, Congressman Farenthold gave the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today's hearing: "Thank you, Mr. Chairman. You know, I understand that this Committee has the constitutional duty of oversight over the Department of Justice and that's why we have Mr. Holder here today -- but I don't think I can be a part of eroding the constitutional balance of power, favoring the executive over the legislative. I don't think Mr. Holder should be here. He's in contempt of this body. I've called for his resignation, I've sponsored articles of impeachment and, this week, I'm going to be introducing legislation that would prevent federal employees who are held in contempt of Congress or who fail to fully comply with a Congressional subpoena from being paid their taxpayer-funded salary. I'm going to try and get that [the legislation] included with the appropriations bills that'll be going through. I'm committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch -- this Legislative Branch -- has, and I just don't think it's appropriate Mr. Holder be here. If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail -- not sitting here testifying. But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I'll yield the remainder of my time to Mr. Gowdy." Credit: Fox News: http://foxnews.com/ Please: Like, Share and Subscribe ...Thanks!!! Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.