House Could Send Holder to Jail Without Approval of Senate or US Attorney?
In an inherent contempt proceeding, the Senate or in today’s case the House, brings the contempt charges against the individual, in this case Eric Holder. The Sergeant-at-Arms for the House then arrests the person charged and brings them to the floor of the House. The charges are read, discussed and then voted upon. If the House votes in favor of the charges, the guilty party is then subject to the appropriate punishment, which may include imprisonment.
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