Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer admits some Democrats will vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress

Thursday Eric Holder will secure his place in the history books as the first Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress. The NRA is scoring this vote...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if there’s a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.

The chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRA’s call for a “yes” vote.

The gun owners association injected itself last week into the stalemate over Justice Department documents demanded by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The NRA said it supports the contempt resolution and will keep a record of how members vote.

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