House rejects Garland inherent contempt resolution even as he withholds Hur tapes

House rejects Garland inherent contempt resolution even as he withholds Hur tapes


The House shot down an effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, dealing a blow to Rep. Anna Paulina Luna‘s (R-FL) push to punish the Biden administration official for withholding access to audio recordings of interviews between special counsel Robert Hur and the president. 

Lawmakers voted 204-210 to hold Garland in contempt, falling short of the majority vote needed to pass the resolution. The measure was shot down after four Republicans sided with Democrats over concerns the matter should be played out in the courts rather than legislatively. 

“I’m gonna let the committee go through its work, have its court hearings, and use due process,” Rep. John Duarte (R-CA) told the Washington Examiner last month. 

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Luna filed her resolution as

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