The Holder contempt vote is going forward on Thursday, but in the meantime the attorney general is looking at some other House Rules Committee action against him on Wednesday.
And the congressional members behind it appear to be bipartisan, with some jumping the Democratic Party ship only recently on the issue, like Utah Rep. Jim Matheson, who said "It seems it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable."
And that's just what the House is doing. They're also taking a page from the Obama administration play book by evening the odds that Eric Holder will be found in contempt of court when they vote on Thursday.
And that is nothing but bad news for the other Democrats serving in Congress who don't support the Holder contempt vote yet.
The move by Congress to hold the AG's feet to the fire will be accomplished by an O.J. Simpson type move, which basically means the Justice Department official will face both criminal and civil cases against him, rather than just one contempt vote.
And, like O.J., he might elude justice criminally, but not elude it in civil proceedings.
His refusing to comply with Congress's request for Fast and Furious documents prompted the necessary dual action. But interestingly, congressional actions would never have seen the light of day if the Obama administration had kept to a campaign promise made.
And even odder still is the fact that despite the White House's refusal to order Attorney General Eric Holder to turn over Fast and Furious documents, the White House website still blatantly has the "Transparency and Open Government" campaign promise displayed for all to read.
And that is what the American public--and obviously some Democrats in Congress--simply find unbelievable, especially after Obama invoked executive privilege in an effort to keep the public from finding out his role in Fast and Furious.