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Pelosi Won't Walk Out During Holder Contempt Vote

June 28, 2012
pelosi3.jpgA number of House Democrats will walk out during a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi won't be one of them.

She said Thursday that she intends to stay on the floor at least long enough to vote no, even though "there's an attitude in our caucus that we should not honor the process that is coming to the floor."

"I want to be there long enough to make sure that the record is straight on what is going on there," she said.

But Pelosi does support the walkout, which was organized by the Congressional Black Caucus, and will make the call on whether to join her fellow Democrats after she votes.

Pelosi added that "it's just too much of a coincidence" that the Holder contempt vote is taking place on the same day as the Supreme Court ruling on health care, "especially when you think that the motion of contempt was only passed out of committee one week ago."

Photo: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. on March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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