Akin Alert; DREAM and Contempt Vote

Dear Friends,

Executive Action on the DREAM Act

In 2007, Congress blocked the DREAM Act which would have provided a path to citizenship for illegal immigrant children who go to college or join the military. At the time, I opposed this misguided legislation. Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will stop deporting and begin giving work permits to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

In America we are known for compassion but we are also known for the rule of law. This recent decision by the Obama Administration flies in the face of new citizens who have gone through the appropriate and legal process. This executive order will hurt unemployed Americans currently looking for jobs and circumvents the authority of Congress to make and pass laws.

Once again, the President has put election year politics ahead of the American people and the rule of law.

Oversight Committee Vote to Hold Attorney General in Contempt

As you may be aware, Operation Fast and Furious was part of Project Gunrunner, an operation administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). In this project, BATF allowed suspicious individuals to buy hundreds of guns from gun shops in an attempt to trace the path of these firearms back to gangs and drug cartels in Mexico.

One of the guns linked to Fast and Furious was found to be used in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in the line of duty on December 14, 2010 in Arizona. Numerous deaths in Mexico and escalating violence ensued as a result of these gun sales, but BATF did not even inform Mexico’s Attorney General of the situation until June 2011, when investigation within the United States began to bring it to light.

In the wake of the murder of Agent Terry and the discovery of hundreds of these weapons “as a result of criminal activity” in both the US and Mexico, many questions have been raised about Fast and Furious and the DoJ’s involvement. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is conducting an ongoing investigation into this, but the DoJ has repeatedly refused to cooperate. Since issuing a subpoena for records related to this case in October 2011, the Oversight Committee has received only 7,600 pages of documents out of the nearly 80,000 requested.

Beyond this, the investigation has showed that the Attorney General has repeatedly lied about the DoJ’s knowledge of this incident. For instance, earlier in June, the Committee reviewed several wiretap applications from the DoJ, which provided further proof that senior DoJ officials knew about Fast and Furious. In several instances of sworn testimony, the Attorney General had told the Committee that these officials did not know, and that the wiretap applications were inconclusive.

The Department of Justice continues to stonewall Congress and I believe it is time for Attorney General Holder to resign. The original Operation Fast and Furious was enough of a threat to American citizens, lawful gun owners, and foreign relations with Mexico, but the continued foot-dragging over the past several months by DoJ has made it untrustworthy under current leadership. We need honesty from our judicial leaders, not scandal that endangers our lives and constitutional rights.

On June 20, the Oversight Committee will consider voting to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with their subpoenas, and I fully support them in this. I will continue to stand for Second Amendment Right protections for all Americans and for integrity and true justice from those officials who are in place to protect it.

I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me regarding any matter where I might be of assistance. Please visit my website at http://akin.house.gov, where you can find more information on current issues or share further thoughts with me via email.


W. Todd Akin

7 Responses to “Akin Alert; DREAM and Contempt Vote”

  1. Any way to oust the usurper Obama, NOW?
    He has ABSOLUTELY broken the law, usurped his authority (take your pick) and lied under oath when sworn in (?).
    And maybe we should keep Holder in there until the end of term, before a Muslim brotherhood pick is put in his place!
    Again, removing Obama will also take care of him…AND THE REST!
    He is pushing for violence….not by steadfast and courageous patriots, but by the many unemployed who are down about as low as you can get!
    Oh. Never mind, the Unions are organizing them .
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/13/unionizing-the-unemployed/#ixzz1xnxEKfVq…AND THE REST!
    He is pushing for violence….not by steadfast and courageous patriots, but by the many unemployed who are down about as low as you can get!
    Oh. Never mind, the Unions are organizing them .

  2. cathcarts Says:

    From: “Karen STo: “Cathcart” clearly he is just another of the assholes in Congress that need to be voted OUT.
    You can find my comments on his facebook page, actually here they are:

    Todd – your endless ‘bulletins’ are a waste of time – yours and ours. Why? Because you are sharing information that has already made the rounds – information that most of us already know about. What you are NOT providing is a concrete plan of action, a platform upon which you intend to represent We the People – a statement of values and priorities and where voters might expect you to FINALLY show up.

    Lest you have missed the tale-tale signs of a national disgust and disapproval of you people in Congress, I should point out that you and all the others serving in both Houses of Congress are at best on thin ice. Do NOT believe that because you are specific political persuasion you are free from voter outrage – you are NOT. Far from it!

    Moreover, you, and all others in Congress, have had ample proof, situational experience and time to rally a strong and organized campaign against Obama. He has trashed our Constitution (you know, that document and its content that you took an oath to support and defend?), made fools of Congress by bypassing you continually; he has taken NUMEROUS actions that fly in the face of US laws and the rights of WE THE PEOPLE. Forget that he got into office through massive lies, fraud, threats and election fraud, as well as more criminal acts. He is tearing this country apart and where it is not shredded, he serves up a new dose of racism and racial divide to keep the witches’ brew bubbling.

    And yet with it all and now well over 3 years, and barely a few months until election day (IF we even have one) – you ALL sit on your lazy fat asses and do nothing but look away. God forbid anyone should realize you are culpable, that you are contributing to the demise of this nation in your continual silence and vapid rhetoric. Well, news flash Todd – WE KNOW. We know that you are part of the problem, we know that you are all talk and no action, we know that you espouse opinions designed to assuage your irate voters, but then follow words with a huge VOID and no action.

    Therefore, you are just another lazy MC with nothing to offer but hot air. We have tired of all the hot air you people exude, we are fed up with lies and empty promises, and we are just furious enough to see that every last one of you is kicked to the curb.

    Frankly a bunch of monkeys from zoos around the country could do no worse and at least can be controlled and trained. While you MCs are out of control, greedy, lazy, and determined to ignore and/or avoid all unpleasantness, including dealing with the SOB who illegally occupies OUR White House.

    Trust me Todd – there is not a single MC today who deserves to keep his/her job – NOT ONE. You all have betrayed the American people, you all have turned your backs on this nation and our Constitution, and you have blatently ignored endless examples of malfeasance on the part of Obama, his czars and the other goons that comprise his Administration.

    Should one of you ever have the balls to stand up and take action, that person would be regarded as a hero and the gratitude incomprehensible. Safe to say, since none of you appear to have any balls, and/or operate from fear (of what? of whom?), or are just plain lazy and inept.

    But as for your constant ‘bulletins’ – enough already! Your news is old news and frankly we don’t give a rip about your ‘thoughts’ on any issue therein – we only care about your ACTIONS, or in your case, lack of same.

    From: Cathcart
    Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 6:19 PM
    To: Karen S
    Subject: Re: Akin

  3. Sam Damon Says:

    Yet another unconstitutional, divisive and blatently political move by the morally bankrupt Obama administration. If Obama is reelected its time for a tax revolt and perhaps even some non-destructive civil disobedience.

  4. About that sticker……..It’s in storage today.
    WE NEVER should have gotten to this point!
    Right on Cathcart!

  5. Annette Read Says:

    The Akins are good people, and I will support him if he wins the primary, but we are at the 11th hour! Akin has had ample opportunity to be the lion in DC.. He has had virtually zero affect and influence to show for his 12 YEARS there! Relying on No Child Left Behind from years ago, during speeches, illustrates just how long ago he took any kind of a stand! Considering the fact that he is almost incumbent status in the eyes of many, how stunning that Akin has little, if any, endorsements from MO senators and reps. My vote, which is matched by more votes from friends and family than I can count, goes to John Brunner. John Brunner has shown great leadership in the military, impressive leadership in the business world (before he left the operation several years back) and he has closely aligned himself with our most fearless state legislators. State rep Paul Curtman is highly concerned that Akin would be so cavalier about voting for the NDAA. When questioned, Akin’s response is just as cavalier. With issues like indefinite detention, he responds as if that would *never* happen. We are seeing too many things happening that were *never* supposed to happen.

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