After a spirited debate, the House, by 231 to 187, voted to hold former Internal Revenue official Lois Lerner in contempt. Six Democrats sided with Republicans on the vote. GOP lawmakers say that Lerner waived her right to plead the Fifth at a hearing on the IRS's targeting conservative political groups because she gave an opening speech. The matter will be heard by a federal judge. The House also voted to request that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor for the case.