The difference between the two stunts though is that the Liberal party left the building over Harper's attempt to bully the senate over the crime bill.
The Republicans refused to deal with two of their own being slapped with contempt charges:
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to cite Joshua B. Bolten, the White House chief of staff, and Harriet E. Miers, a former White House counsel, for contempt for refusing to testify about their participation in the firing of federal prosecutors.
The measure calls for House officials to seek enforcement of the contempt citation by the courts if, as expected, the Justice Department declines to act on the resolution.
The vote was a lopsided 223 to 32 in favor of the contempt citation, after most Republican members walked out to protest what their leaders called a political move.
Call the whambulance.