Sure, the underlying controversy is based on a deeply silly conspiracy theory. And sure, the Justice Department has already turned over relevant documents. And sure, there’s reason to believe everything Republicans have been saying about the “scandal” is an overhyped myth.
But that didn’t stop the House from voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt anyway this afternoon. The final vote was 255 to 67.
Why were there only 67 “nay” votes? Because most of the House Democrats, disgusted by the farcical vote, staged a coordinated walkout rather than participate in this sham.
Maybe some of the 255 lawmakers – nearly all of whom were Republicans, though a few Democrats, afraid of the NRA, went along – would benefit from watching last night’s segment?