Holder contempt vote scheduled for Thursday

Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt of a congressional court, what will Congress and the White House do next? Charlie Rose and Erica Hill asked this of National Journal correspondent Major Garrett.

What's next after contempt charge?

(CBS News) Thursday could be a crucial day for the Obama administration.

On the same day the Supreme Court is expected to announce it's decision on the health care case, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The vote will take place after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee charged Holder with contempt of Congress last week, accusing the Justice Department of withholding documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation.

The committee voted along party lines and last week House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the move a "scheme" related to election-year politics.

Republicans say the Justice Department and, possibly, the White House are hiding information that would help to understand more details into the botched gun trafficking program.

Visit CBS News' page with complete coverage of Fast and Furious.

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