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House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote

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0  Updated at 1:49 am, June 28th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is currently in the midst of a partisan debate on a resolution to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

A vote on the criminal contempt resolution is expected by 4 p.m. this afternoon.

If the vote passes, as expected, it would mark the first time in the history of Congress that it has found a sitting U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress.

Later, the House will vote on a second civil contempt resolution, which authorizes the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce its subpoena.

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