If the House holds Holder in contempt of Congress, what then?

Josh Chafetz
The Washington Post

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over subpoenaed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, a program run by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The Obama administration appears to be digging in its heels, asserting that the documents are protected by executive privilege. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has said that unless a deal is reached, the full House will vote on the contempt citation next week.