June 26, 2012

Holder Contempt Vote and Health Care Set for Thursday

The House plans to vote Thursday on a resolution that would hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to produce documents in the "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation. The Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling will likely overshadow the vote, but a contempt citation could compound a politically disastrous day for Obama if the court overturns the health care law. The Hill explains the scheduled vote:
“A spokeswoman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) confirmed on Monday that the vote is scheduled for Thursday. Republicans have said the vote could be postponed if Holder complies with subpoenas issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but President Obama has invoked executive privilege to shield Holder from releasing them.”