House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said she would join members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) when they walk out of the vote on the resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Pelosi initially said she preferred to vote against the resolution, but said she has been moved by the CBC plan to walk out later today.
"Perhaps that's the best approach for us to take," she said on the House floor. "How else can we impress upon the American people without scaring them about what is happening here?"
Later in her remarks, she told her Democratic colleagues to do as they see fit, a sign that many more Democrats could walk out when the House votes.
"So now I say to those who have a doubt about how they want to proceed, that instead of doing what I said before — which was just to come and to treat this as a bill before the Congress and express my no — listening to the unconscionable presentation, I want to join my CBC colleagues in boycotting the vote when we have the walkout after we have the debate," she said.
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