Steve Bannon: House votes for ex-Trump aide to face contempt charge

The US House of Representatives has voted to hold ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, opening him up to a potential prosecution.

Mr Bannon had defied a summons from a congressional panel investigating the 6 January riot at the US Capitol.

The House select committee voted to hold him in contempt on Tuesday, before passing the matter to the full chamber.

Thursday’s vote largely fell along party lines, with 229 voting in favour compared to 202 against the move.

Only nine Republicans in the Democratic-controlled chamber voted to hold Mr Bannon in contempt.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now expected to certify the vote before it is referred to the US Department of Justice, which has the final say on charges.


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