House of Representatives votes to send criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon to DOJ
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Trump ally Steve Bannon is now one step closer to being criminally prosecuted -- and former President Donald Trump isn't there to give him a pardon anymore.

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to refer criminal contempt charges against Bannon to the United States Department of Justice.

The measure passed on a bipartisan basis as nine Republican lawmakers -- including Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) -- voted with all House Democrats in favor of the referral.

The final vote tally was 229 votes in favor to 202 votes opposed.

Bannon has completely refused to comply with subpoenas issued by the House Select Committee investigating the riot at the United States Capitol building.

Now that the House has voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt, the Department of Justice will now have to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against him.