As expected, the NRA got its money's worth. Seventeen Democrats joined House Republicans in a meaningless exercise that will go nowhere.
Here is how they voted, including these 17 Democratic sellouts:
Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Boswell, Chandler, Critz, Donnelly (IN), Hochul, Kind, Kissell, Matheson, McIntyre, Owens, Peterson, Rahall, Ross (AR), Walz (MN)
The House today approved a resolution holding Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in criminal contempt of Congress, the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.
Republicans pushed through the resolution because Holder has not turned over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious. A number of Democrats boycotted the vote.
A separate vote will be held to hold the attorney general in civil contempt.
For the latest information go to www.latimes.com.
And here is the photo of the day:
Via Facebook, Nancy Pelosi:
I am joining my fellow Democratic colleagues and members of the Congressional Black Caucus in walking out on this hyper-political contempt vote. This is a shameful act by the House GOP.
POLITICO Breaking News
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer attacked the congressional vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt as "political theater rather than legitimate congressional oversight." Pfeiffer said of Thursday afternoon's 255-67 vote that "a politically motivated agenda prevailed and instead of engaging with the president in efforts to create jobs and grow the economy, today we saw the House of Representatives perform a transparently political stunt."
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