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Bipartisan House Majority Votes to Hold Holder in Criminal Contempt

4:40 PM, Jun 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. The vote was 255 ayes, 67 nays, and 1 present vote.

Eric Holder official portrait

Seventeen Democrats joined with 238 Republicans to vote for the contempt charges against Holder, while over 100 Democrats did not vote, most of them symbolically walking out of the House chamber in protest.

Update: Fox News reports that the House has also voted to hold Holder in civil contempt, 258 to 95.

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