Holder Faces Contempt Vote Today

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Too soon to call Thursday the busiest day in Washington history? Congress is expected to vote Thursday on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the bungled gun sting known as Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, the man who started and oversaw the operation, William D. Newell, a federal agent who spent five years at the helm of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said on Wednesday that the entire operation has been “misunderstood.” At least four Democrats are expected to vote to hold Holder in contempt—and some say the number could go up to a “couple dozen.” The Congressional Black Caucus said they plan on walking out of the contempt hearing, calling it a “political stunt.”