House Republicans on Thursday followed through with their plans to
hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress—but not before
dozens of Democrats stormed out of the chamber in protest.
The final vote was 255-67, making Holder the first sitting Cabinet
member to be held in contempt by Congress. In the end, 17 Democrats
broke ranks with their party and sided with Republicans, who contend
that Holder has failed to cooperate with their investigation into the
botched “Fast and Furious” gunwalking operation.