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Boehner: House to proceed with Holder contempt vote

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By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2012 01:11 PM

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Whatever is in those Fast & Furious documents that the DoJ refuses to turn over (with the White House’s blessing), that information seems to be more important than averting what, if the vote goes ahead, will probably be the first time in history that the House of Representatives has voted to find a US Attorney General in contempt of Congress. As of right now, the vote is still scheduled for tomorrow:

Speaker John Boehner says the House will move forward with a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder over the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.

The Ohio Republican told reporters Wednesday that last-minute talks with the White House about releasing documents had failed to avert the vote. President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege to keep the documents secret, but Republicans say there’s no basis for that.

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer admitted that the contempt vote could indeed become somewhat of a bipartisan affair — it’s just a question of how many Dems will vote for contempt:

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.

So far, three Democrat Reps have said they’ll vote to suppress voters place Holder in contempt of Congress. (Update: That number could climb as high as 20)

On the GOP side, it was mad genius on the part of the Republican leadership to schedule the contempt vote on the same day the Supreme Court will release their ruling on Obamacare. That way, Speaker Boehner will have everybody in the same room so he can make sure nobody spikes the ball if the Court strikes down the law. And if the Court upholds all or parts of the law, Boehner can huddle everybody up to start planning how to go about repealing what’s left:

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