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Rep. Altmire: 'I had no other choice' but to vote Holder in contempt

For the first time in U.S. history, the sitting Attorney General is being held in contempt of Congress.

After 108 Democrats staged a walkout from Thursday's session, the House took two separate votes, which cited Attorney General Eric Holder in both civil and criminal contempt for refusing to hand over documents regarding the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" gun walking program.

Breaking from party convention, 17 Democrats voted in favor of the criminal charge, while 21 Democrats supported the civil charge.

Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman Jason Altmire, who voted in favor of both contempt charges, joins Starting Point this morning to explain his decision.

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