White House press secretary Jay Carney called the bipartisan effort to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress a mood-killer for voters nationwide.

According to a pool report on Friday, Carney said the vote — one which was more bipartisan than the 2010 vote that passed Obamacare— is a “turn-off” for voters. And, according to the press pool report, Carney “repeated the administration’s view that the vote was pure political theater.”

On Thursday, 17 Democrats joined all but two House Republicans to vote to hold Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. And 21 Democrats joined all House Republicans to vote to hold Holder in civil contempt of Congress.

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