House Holds Holder In Contempt; AG Blasts “Politically Motivated” Vote


The House of Representatives voted to make Eric Holder the first sitting attorney general to be held in criminal contempt of Congress, the Washington Post reports. By a 255-to-67 vote, the House cited Holder for withholding documents requested as part of a congressional investigation into the botched gun-running operation “Fast and Furious.”

Holder said the vote “is the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided – and politically motivated – investigation during an election year.” He said Republicans leading the investigation “have focused on politics over public safety.”

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