House Holds Eric Holder in Contempt
2012 06 29

By John Parkinson and Chris Good | ABCNews


After a bitter partisan debate today, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.


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Led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 108 Democrats skipped the vote, storming out of the chamber in protest.

The measure passed 255-67, with one member voting “present.” Seventeen of the Democrats who didn’t walk out voted with the Republican majority to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Two Republicans, Reps. Steven LaTourette of Ohio and Scott Rigell of Virginia, opposed the resolution.

The vote marks the first time in the history of Congress that it has found a sitting U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress.


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