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Well turning now to congressman -- bearing fault it is from congressman from Texas Republican member of the house oversight committee congressman great to have you with us.
That we just heard Mike Emanuel described the the duality of this can -- of congress citation which would be.
Either civil or criminal.
Body and what is your thinking on that.
On those two issues that is the civil and the criminal contempt citations.
I think this -- -- -- fall back because what happens under criminal contempt.
Is the US attorney for the District of Columbia who works for holder.
-- supposed to go prosecuted.
And if he doesn't prosecuted what are we did so the civil is a fall back where the government oversight and reform committee.
Can retain attorneys and then proceed to court ourselves.
If the justice Justice Department doesn't decide to go against their own boss.
Pain and what will be the trigger mechanism what is this strategy of your leadership here as to which way to proceed.
Today -- -- support for -- paths is the question.
I think I think the -- -- if if you think holder is withholding documents that it he should have turned over to congress which.
I think almost all the Republicans and as a report says that a good many Democrats think then I think the vote -- And the idea that twenty Democrats as many as twenty Democrats is -- -- an organ reported.
We have been told from the speaker's office as many as 31 were expected to join.
Five arguably but this are are confirmed.
What is your expectation on the number of Democrats -- joined.
Who will join Republicans in approving the citation against the attorney general.
-- and I'd like to see all of them.
But I think they I think I think twenty or thirty is a good number.
Congress has got to have the authority to investigate.
And do their jobs in both Republicans and Democrats understand this and I think a vote against content.
Is vote that's just protecting the president and protecting the attorney general I think that the cost of congress.
And I I'm a little confused about something.
Speaker Boehner saying.
That he did not want anyone and should Obama care.
Be struck down by the Supreme Court tomorrow didn't want anybody spiking the football.
But at the same time today the speakers in front of cameras and microphones talking about -- the congress.
-- will repeal obamacare.
If the Supreme Court upholds.
Sort that out forming.
Well I think -- that think the difference is we believe that the law is.
Bad law and unconstitutional.
There's a difference between towards trying to do something about it and gloating.
-- and a Supreme Court ruling.
And the all the bravado of repeal before the Supreme Court makes a decision.
You don't find that off putting on the part of the speaker.
You just gotta remember we voted to repeal it three times already and if you lifted repealing or.
It's -- 28.
Current number of times we voted to repeal or defund all or part of it.
House of Representatives is on record is -- the whole thing needs to go and we can we'll take it apart one title at a time if we have to.
-- we we appreciate your assessment of the of the leadership on that this statement we and I applaud your -- response.
The the vote tomorrow on.
On contempt of congress is there any doubt your mind that it would it will be passed.
Unless the attorney general comes the role and in with a couple of Dolly full of boxes of documents -- tonight I think it's gonna pass.
Congressman -- -- good to have you with -- to be.