Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress. On MSNBC yesterday, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), breaking with his party, said he believes Rove should be forced to testify. “Let him explain his involvement, if any, in this Don Siegelman case.” When pressed on whether he was suggesting sending Rove to jail, Jones signaled that he supports this option:
Q: Knowing that he’s not coming, should Congress use its inherent contempt power and haul him in, possibly put him into jail?
JONES: Whatever authority Congress has, we need to uphold the institution.
Q: So it sounds like you’re saying that you too think that that should be a real option here.
JONES: I think that we should uphold the institution and the integrity of the House of Representatives.