Contempt Vote Happening Now

254-173. The contempt motion passes. There were about 15 Democratic defections.

UPDATE: Sorry, I’m told this was the vote on the rules of debate, but that the final vote will happen later, and will be roughly the same.

7 Responses to “Contempt Vote Happening Now”

  1. Sage Thrasher says:

    Pardon my ignorance, but do you know what the actual consequences of a successful “contempt of Congress” vote would be? If it’s just to embarrass Holder (who seems shameless IMHO), they picked about the worst day of the year to get on the news (SCOTUS made a little announcement a while ago…) Are there tangible effects? Thanks.

  2. Robb Allen says:

    You just CNN’d yourself ;)

  3. John Doe says:

    I like how the one guy just said that Federal law regarding lying on a 4473 is equivalent to a moving violation. What happened to the 10 year minimum? “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy”?

  4. beatbox says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it is wrong for the NRA to “score” this vote? The issue is not gun policy, per se, but whether Holder can be held in contempt for misleading Congress.

    • Sebastian says:

      I view the Administration deliberately facilitating the smuggling of guns while the same Administration is calling for gun control measures to stop said smuggling is about as close to being about gun policy as you can get.

      • beatbox says:

        And I agree. But that is not what the vote is about. You could love or hate F&F, but the question is whether he should be held in contempt for not cooperating with Congress.