via American Freedom Campaign
Eleven days ago, I encouraged you to send an E-mail to your U.S. representative, urging him or her to support the use of inherent contempt against former Bush administration official Karl Rove, if it appeared as if it were necessary. A few days later, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Rove, seeking his testimony on July 10 about the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
On Sunday, Rove responded publicly to this subpoena during an interview on television…Here is the text from our site:
In one of the most blatant dismissals of congressional power ever uttered by a current or former member of the Bush administration – which is no small accomplishment – former White House official Karl Rove essentially denied that congressional oversight power exists during an interview ABC’s “This Week” on May 25.
When asked whether he planned to testify about his role in the suspicious prosecution and imprisonment of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman by the U.S. Department of Justice, Rove said that he had no intention of complying – even after being issued a subpoena by the House Judiciary Committee. Here is his exact response:
“Congress, the House Judiciary Committee, wants to be able to call presidential aides on its whim up to testify,” Rove said. “It’s going to be tied up in court and settled in court.”
One of the keys to our system of checks and balances is the ability of Congress to oversee the activities of the executive branch and to seek testimony where appropriate. To describe this as a desire of Congress to “call presidential aides on its whim up to testify” is simply arrogant and, frankly, un-American.
Fortunately, Congress has the ability to use its inherent contempt power to have Rove arrested and brought to Congress to testify. Given Rove’s statement, Congress MUST now use this power.
If you have not yet used our Web site to urge your U.S. representative to arrest Karl Rove, please do so now by clicking on the following link.
Dude’s just asking for it. And I will laugh with glee when they press contempt charges. It’ll be about damn time…
EDIT: Here’s a video of him saying it (at aroung 1:10):
Spin, spin, spin. Rove is full of shit.