House Democrats on Thursday sought to punish Rep. Darrell Issa, the man leading the investigation into President Obama’s administration, demanding that the chamber reprimand him for the way he’s operated.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, offered a resolution that would have put the House on record as condemning the way Mr. Issa has run the House oversight committee.
The GOP, which controls the chamber, shunted the resolution aside, saying it would take the matter up later.
Mr. Issa has brought a resolution holding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, and the House is expected to pass it later Thursday.
An earlier test vote on the rule for debating the contempt citation passed overwhelmingly, with 15 Democrats joining 239 Republicans in voting to bring the matter to the House floor.