WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel has voted to cite former top
White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress.
Voting 20-14 along party lines, the House Judiciary Committee
said Rove had broken the law by failing to appear at a July hearing
on allegations of White House influence over the Justice
The committee's decision is only a recommendation.
A spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won't decide until
September whether to bring it to a final vote.
Republicans who unanimously opposed the measure accused
Democrats of staging political theater.
Meanwhile, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are delving
into allegations of administration wrongdoing ranging from
discriminating against liberals at Justice to ignoring subpoenas
and lying to Congress.
Rove has denied any involvement with Justice decisions.