May 09, 2014

The Bipartisan Vote You Probably Didn’t Hear About…

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Yesterday, the full House voted to hold the Obama IRS’s former head of tax exempt, Lois Lerner, in contempt of Congress, a historical rarity among government officials.  And while six Democrats courageously and patriotically broke ranks, voting with Republicans for Lerner’s contempt charge, there was a different, even more bipartisan vote yesterday on the House floor. 

A whopping 26 Democrats joined Republicans in approving a resolution calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Obama IRS targeting scandal, with the final vote being 250-168 in favor of the resolution. 

That vote from yesterday is seen as a major sign of mistrust with Eric Holder, the first sitting attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress (with 17 Democrats voting against Holder while 108 abstained). 

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