Excelent news. Two months after serving Karl Rove with a subpoena, the House Judiciary Committee votes 20-to-14 to hold the former White House political strategist in "contempt of Congress for ignoring the subpoena requesting his testimony."
The vote went down on party lines. Rove's testimony is sought in the investigation into the Justice Department's much-criticized prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.
It's unclear if the contempt charge will be brought to the full House, but, apparently Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to finally do her job. Think Progress reports, "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.' "
Leading yesterday's crime blotter for the "law and order" "family values" Republican Party: Ted Stevens, Alaska's octogenarian homophobic senator, was indicted for seven felony counts of corruption ...