House votes to cite Holder for contempt

House votes to cite Holder for contempt

By Michael O’Brien


June 28, 2012

Republicans in the House voted Thursday to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress in a politically-charged vote stemming from an investigation into alleged gun-running by the U.S. government.

The House voted 255-67, with one member voting “present,” to cite Holder for criminal contempt. Most Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, abstained from the vote and staged a walk-out. But 17 conservative moderate and Democrats voted in favor of the resolution; two Republicans broke ranks to oppose it.

The House staged the vote against Holder for refusing to turn over documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform in relation to its investigation into the “Fast and Furious” program. The investigation is probing whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms deliberately allowed firearms to fall into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico.

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2 Responses to House votes to cite Holder for contempt

  1. Cromwell says:

    Like all of the filth coming to light, this sickens any decent human. I notice the “no commenters” are fast realising it is better to be seen on the right side. Such is politics, home of the unthinking and unblinking.

  2. gideon says:

    He’s in contempt alright, of the contemptible….

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