Originally Posted by Piobaire
Reading big headlines that some Dems are going to break rank with a party line vote and instead support a Holder in contempt of Congress charge. So what actually happens if that passes? Does he get jailed?
My guess, Holder can only get jailed if he walks into the Capitol building and gets arrested by the Capitol police, and they'll probably have to hold him in a capitol jail. Otherwise, probably just a pointless standoff unless Congress takes it to a federal court.
I wouldn't be surprised if a few Dems break ranks. This is probably near the ultimate in pointless kabuki votes. There's practically no consequence for Holder for voting to hold Holder in contempt, so do it if you're in a close race.