House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote
(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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