By Dr. Sinclair Grey III
Members of the United States Congress are an interesting group of people. Each individual has a set of personal views and policies they adhere to. In addition to this, each member is influenced in one way, shape, or form by his or her political party. Let’s face it – Congress is about who you know, how well you can persuade, and fighting for the people of the United States of America.
Anyone who follows politics will conclude that there seems to always be some sort of disagreement on the Hill. Whether it’s a political party trying to do this or that to an official commenting about one thing or another, no day is the same for each member.
As mentioned, each day is different and there’s no exception to that with House Republicans seeking to deny Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary. That’s right; you read it correctly, there has been a bill introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) to deny Holder his government salary because Congress found him in contempt in 2012 for failure to comply with Congress’ investigation of the Fast and Furious Program operated under the Justice Department.
In a statement by Rep. Farenthold, he said, “In 2012, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting operation — despite this fact, he is still receiving his paycheck courtesy of American taxpayers.”
“The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior. If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or she would hardly be rewarded. High-ranking government officials should be treated no differently than everyone else.”
Even though the bill may pass the House, it has little chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, activist, author of (5) books, business consultant, life coach, and liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life. He is a committed advocate for change. Email: email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @drsinclairgrey. Visit his website: www.sinclairgrey.org