As expected, The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-17 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt:
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Republican Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), approved a resolution along party lines to place Holder in contempt after battling him for months over access to internal agency documents about the gun-tracking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
The vote came after Obama escalated the conflict by sending a letter to the committee claiming executive privilege over the documents the panel had sought.
All 23 Republicans on the committee voted for the contempt resolution, while all 17 Democrats voted against it. Every member of the panel was present for the vote.
Minutes after the panel’s decision, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the full House will vote on the contempt measure next week.
Nancy Pelosi was none too happy about it, either, saying:
“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.”
As if. Things are moving fast and furiously, and it’s only hump day. My guess is this will dominate the news into next week, and we’ll see the race card played at every turn. What’s your take?