House Votes To Hold Bill Barr In Criminal Contempt of Congress

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The House Democrats just voted to hold Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress.

The issue was over the census citizenship question, but that was decided by the Supreme Court and Trump pulled the question.

So is this necessary or just a political stunt? Look, I do not want to tell Pelosi how to run the House but usually when you get a win you drop the matter.

In other news, the House Democrats blocked a (Trump) impeachment resolution from one of their members. They will try again but Pelosi seems firm that she will not try to impeach anytime soon.

From CBS:

The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary William Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas about the origins of a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

The measure passed by a vote of 230 to 198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution.

The White House immediately blasted the move, calling it “ridiculous and yet another lawless attempt to harass the President and his Administration.”

Just before the House was to vote, Barr and Ross had urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter to postpone it.

“By taking this action, the House is both unnecessarily undermining inter-branch comity and degrading the constitutional separation of powers and its own institutional integrity,” Barr and Ross said.

The vote follows the president’s announcement that he will not be adding the question to the upcoming census questionnaire and instead plans to explore other avenues to gain information about respondents’ citizenship status.