US House Finds Eric Holder in Civil Contempt by 258-95 Vote
The United States House has passed House Resolution 706, finding Attorney General Eric Holder in civil contempt of Congress.
This vote comes on the heels of an earlier, unprecedented finding of contempt for Eric Holder on criminal grounds by a vote of 255-67, which marked the first time a sitting attorney general and presidential Cabinet member has been cited for contempt by the full House.
On the civil charges, the House voted 258-95 with 75 Did Not Votes and 5 voted Not Present. There were 75 Democrats and 5 Republican House members who opted out of voting on the resolution.
No Republicans opposed the civil contempt resolution while 21 Democrats voted in favor of passage.
The 21 Democrats who sided with Republicans on passage are: Altmire, Barber, Barrow, Boren, Boswell, Chandler, Critz, DeFazio, Donnelly (IN), Hochul, Kind, Kissell, Matheson, McIntyre, Michaud, Miller (NC), Owen, Peterson, Rahall, Ross (AR), Walz (MN).
Barber, DeFazio, Michaud, and Miller (NC) joined the other 17 Democrats 'Yes' votes from the previous criminal contempt vote.