The House is poised to declare Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress Thursday after an eleventh hour attempt to strike a compromise with the White House failed.
At least four House Democrats intend to vote with a majority of Republicans to declare Holder in contempt after he refused to turn over documents related to the gun-tracking operation Fast and Furious.
House Speaker John Boehner confirmed Wednesday the failure of last-minute efforts to work out a compromise with the White House and avoid the vote.
“We’re going to proceed,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
Holder would be the first U.S. attorney general declared in contempt of Congress.
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