Democratic efforts to delay vote on Garland inherent contempt resolution foiled

Democratic efforts to quash a resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress failed on Wednesday, teeing the motion up for a final vote later this week.

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) filed her resolution as privileged on Wednesday, prompting House Democrats to attempt to table the measure and effectively kill it before it reached the floor for a full vote. However, that motion was killed in a 207-209 vote.

Democrats then moved to refer the motion to the Rules Committee, a procedural move meant to temporarily delay a vote on the motion. That effort also failed in a 207-211 vote.

The House will now take up the resolution on the floor Thursday morning before leaving Washington D.C. for a weeklong recess.

Luna has been pushing to hold Garland in inherent contempt after he
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