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Castor Walks Out on Holder Contempt Vote

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor joined with the Congressional Black Caucus today in an organized protest and "walk out" of the U.S. House chamber when Republicans called for a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

"I stand with the Congressional Black Caucus in opposing this hyper-partisan attempt to hold our Attorney General in contempt," Castor said. "The House has never held a U.S. Attorney General in contempt. Grounds simply do not exist for such action. Due to the historic nature of General Holder's appointment, now would be a disheartening time to start. Let's focus on what really matters to Floridians: finding ways to create jobs in our community."


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