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|Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt? Not so fast, says House Republican leadership. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California have decided to slow Rep. Darrell Issa's drive to hold the attorney general in contempt over the controversial Fast and Furious program, a move that could infuriate conservatives who have been calling for Holder's resignation. The delay could be a month or even longer, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with the issue. Some within House GOP leadership circles would like Issa to abandon his plan for a committee and floor vote, which was sparked by a 64-page memo last week, which laid out the case for contempt. They fear negative political fallout from citing the U.S. attorney general with contempt of Congress in an election year.|
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