The House of Representatives found Eric Holder to be in contempt for not producing documents related to Fast and Furious, documents President Obama has claimed do not have to be released because of Executive Privilege.
Because of the wing-nut conspiracy theory that Fast and Furious was intended to deprive us of our Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association told House members that this vote would count as part of their NRA “score.” That’s why 17 Democrats voted in favor, out of fear of the NRA.
The overall vote was 255 in favor, 67 against, and 110 not voting. Two brave Republicans voted against.
I believe that this vote will be remembered as a truly ridiculous and shameful episode in the history of the House.