US House Vote AG Holder in Criminal Contempt – 17 Democrats Join Republicans
The House voted to hold Attorney General in criminal contempt. Democrats joined in the vote.
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.
UPDATE: 21 Democrats joined Republicans in the civil contempt vote.