Karl Rove has spent a career putting politics before due process, democracy and civil rights. So it’s not surprising that when recently faced with a subpoena from Congress, Rove refused to testify. This refusal was a violation of federal law — Rove’s attorney Robert Luskin asserted executive privilege as an excuse to ignore Congress; however, President Bush has not invoked the privilege. (And why would he since that would be an admission that the President sought advice on the politicization of the Department of Justice.)
Since Rove regards the law with such contempt, it’s high time the law and Congress hold him in contempt as well. Our friends at Brave New Films have launched a new video campaign and petition asking the House Judiciary Committee to cite former presidential adviser Karl Rove with contempt for failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena. The video explains the issues surrounding Rove’s failure to testify and makes a compelling case that he should be held in contempt and sent to jail. Watch the video and sign the petition.
The video has already been viewed over 90,000 times and nearly 65,000 people have signed the petition. Next week BNF will hold a press conference in Washington, DC after the petition is delivered and the goal is secure at least 100,000 signatures before then. Add your name to this growing protest.