BREAKING House DemonRats’ Abuse Their Power & Vote To Hold Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross In Contempt …
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress on Wednesday, delivering an unusual rebuke to two of the government’s top officials and stiffening the capital’s partisan divide.
Lawmakers, by a vote of 230 to 198, said Barr and Ross had defied subpoenas seeking information about the failed attempt by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the once-a-decade survey that helps divvy up political power and billions of dollars in government spending.
Wednesday’s vote was the first time since 2012 that the full House has held a sitting attorney general in contempt and asked that he be prosecuted, and the first time the chamber had held a commerce secretary in contempt.
“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 wrote just before the vote. “We strongly disagree with any suggestion that our departments have obstructed this investigation.”
BREAKING UPDATE: White House releases statement, calls resolution to hold AG Barr and Secretary Ross in contempt "ridiculous and yet another lawless attempt to harass the President and his Administration" pic.twitter.com/QUQZCSHaOB— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) July 17, 2019
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