Boehner: Contempt vote on Holder will proceed
Washington (CNN) — The U.S. House will vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
“We’re going to proceed,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. “We’ve given them ample opportunity to reply.”
Late Wednesday, the House Rules Committee approved the procedure for Thursday’s debate and vote, which could bring the unprecedented contempt citation of a sitting attorney general.
The move came the day after House Republicans rejected the latest offer by the White House and Justice Department to turn over some of the documents sought by congressional investigators.