Ed Driscoll

House Votes to Hold AG Eric Holder in Contempt

At Hot Air, Erika Johnsen writes:

For the first time ever, the House of Representatives voted Thursday on whether to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress. Republicans brought the vote to the House floor in an effort to force Attorney General Eric Holder to finally face the music for his willful failure to fully comply with a Congressional subpoena of documents relating to Operation Fast & Furious, the not-botched gunwalking scandal that resulted in the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and countless Mexicans — and face the music Holder did. The House voted 255-67 to hold Eric Holder in contempt.

What was Holder doing while he this was about come down on his head? He’s going to Disneyworld!

No, really:

On the day in which the U.S. House of Representatives has determined that Attorney General Eric Holder’s actions are egregious enough to warrant a criminal contempt vote, the AG has skipped town and headed to … Disneyworld.

According to the National Journal’s Daybook, Holder will be addressing the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) during a convention at a Disneyworld Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The optics of an AG going to Disneyworld while simultaneously being voted in contempt of Congress by a bipartisan majority would be brutal for a Republican administration. Good thing the Obama administration knows that old media are firmly in the tank for them.

 Update: As with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney before her, Nancy Pelosi botches name of slain federal agent Brian Terry. (Video of Pelosi offering boilerplate condolences to the family of “Brian Tay, Tay, Terry” at Newsbusters.)

More: Bridget Johnson has a full report on the today’s congressional proceedings (and the temper tantrum walkout by Dems they inspired) on the PJM homepage.