As stated at last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced legislation, i.e., the ‘Contempt Act’ that would prohibit any federal employee found in contempt of court from receiving his or her salary.
What federal employee did Farenthold presently have in mind? Eric Holder.
Salaries of federal employees in contempt would remain on hold so long as that individual remains in contempt.
Press Release – Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)
On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) officially introduced H.R. 4447, the ‘Contempt Act.’ H.R. 4447 would simply prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More specifically, the bill would officially direct the employer of any officer or employee of the federal government who is in contempt of Congress to not pay compensation to the officer or employee while he or she remains in contempt.