Remember that vote of contempt for the GOP’s favorite boogeyman Eric Holder?
That Nothingburger has already faded from the public consciousness, but CNN decided to poll public reaction to the vote, and the results are enlightening.
A CNN poll shows that a 53 percent majority of Americans approve of the US House of Representatives holding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a measure the House took last month as the standoff over the botched “gun-walking” operation Fast & Furious reached its peak. Thirty-three percent of Americans disapproved the action.
But that doesn’t mean Americans polled by CNN don’t question the motives of the contempt vote. A bigger majority, 61 percent, said that the vote’s purpose was to “gain political advantage,” while only 34 percent the vote represented “real ethical concerns.”
A majority approve of the vote, and a majority think it was conducted for political gain.
I’m going to take a shot in the dark and theorize that anyone who both approves of the vote, and believes it was for political advantage, are just happy to see the black attorney general be put in his place.
Either way, the entire fiasco clearly failed to register in the minds of voters as a serious concern.
The Republicans can’t even get their fake scandals right.