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Holder Held in Contempt

Talk about a bittersweet day for Obama. The House voted 255–67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress late Thursday. The vote is the latest fallout from the government gun sting scandal, Fast and Furious. Holder is being held in contempt for refusing to turn over documents about the operation to Congress. The vote marks the first time in history that a sitting U.S. attorney general has been held in contempt. Prior to the vote, a small group of Democratic representatives led by the Congressional Black Caucus staged a walkout to protest Holder being targeted by House Republicans. “They are finally about to get the prize they have been seeking for more than a year—holding the attorney general of the United States in contempt,” Rep. Ellijah Cummings (D-Md.) said.

June 28, 2012 5:12 PM