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House panel votes to hold Karl Rove in contempt.

By Ali Frick  

"House panel votes to hold Karl Rove in contempt."


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The House Judiciary Committee voted 20-14 to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress for ignoring subpoenas and refusing to testify. The vote is a recommendation to the rest of the House, but “it is unclear whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi would allow a final vote.” When asked at the Netroots Nation convention if Rove would be put “in that little jail cell that’s in the basement of the House,” Pelosi replied that Judiciary Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) “had told her, ‘Leave it up to me.’”

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