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House holds Holder in contempt
 
Eric Holder.
Eric Holder.
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On Thursday, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his refusal to hand over documents related to "Fast and Furious," a botched gun-walking sting that allegedly led to the deaths of two U.S. agents near the U.S.-Mexican border. It's the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt, and Democratic lawmakers — including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — walked out of the vote in protest, saying it was a Republican political stunt. Holder said he regretted what had become a "misguided — and politically motivated — investigation during an election year."

 

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