TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 28, 2012

The House voted this afternoon that Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. should be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun smuggling operation. The 255-67 vote amounted to "a political spanking" for Holder and President Obama, the Washington Times writes. Seventeen Democrats joined with Republicans in demanding the documents be released. Most Democrats, however, walked out in protest of the vote. It marks the first time an attorney general has been held in contempt by a chamber.