As expected, AG Eric Holder’s been voted in criminal contempt of Congress for failing to produce subpoenaed documents related to Fast and Furious.
The 255-67 vote marked the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt by Congress. Almost every House Republican backed the measure, along with 17 Democrats. A large number of Democrats — including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — walked off the House floor in protest and refused to participate in the vote.
There doesn’t seem to be any truth to reports that the walkers off were seen covering their ears and shouting, “LA LA LA LA LA!” Republicans’ next push will undoubtedly be for a special prosecutor, someone independent of Justice Department influence.
Watch this space.