House Oversight votes to hold Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt…and ONE Republican joins them!

It’s not surprising that the House Oversight, led by Elijah Cummings, held Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt. But one Republican member voted with the Democrats and you can probably guess which one it was:



Justin Amash, of course. Dude is really gaining a reputation these days for siding with Democrats.

I didn’t report it, but earlier today the DOJ said Trump claimed executive privilege on those documents, so despite the subpoena they can’t release them to the committee.

In case you are wondering, here are the Republicans members on this committee. (UPDATE: I should mention that Jim Jordan is the ranking Republican)

Justin Amash
Michigan (03)

Paul Gosar
Arizona (04)

Virginia Foxx
North Carolina (05)

Thomas Massie
Kentucky (04)

Mark Meadows
North Carolina (11)

Jody Hice
Georgia (10)

Glenn Grothman
Wisconsin (06)

James Comer
Kentucky (01)

Michael Cloud
Texas (27)

Bob Gibbs
Ohio (07)

Ralph Norman
South Carolina (05)

Clay Higgins
Louisiana (03)

Chip Roy
Texas (21)

Carol Miller
West Virginia (03)

Mark Green
Tennessee (07)

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota (00)

W. Steube
Florida (17)

Also its important to note that this really just amounts to a recommendation for the House to vote on contempt. The full House must vote in order for there to be actual contempt.

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94 thoughts on “House Oversight votes to hold Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt…and ONE Republican joins them!

  1. Always has to be at least one GOP patsy/stooge to lend Democrats credibility.

    1. They sent them subpoenas which were ignored of course they should be held in contempt of congress. Barr should just waste a day and answer no questions because of executive privilege.

      The contempt charge is meaningless unless Barr wants to prosecute himself. Amash is the only House GOP member who actually follows the laws as written, the rest of the GOP just care about politics not rule of law. Another so called conservative principle not followed by Republicans.

    2. Think Amash did it out of spite, and if this is true, he used his elected by the people position for personal gain. There should be an ethics investigation! Let’s not forget he was elected by many of the same people that elected Trump!

  2. Democrats: That’ll show them-Pres and Trump and AG Barr, that we’re the boss, now they’ll be scared of us and our power, and they’ll all be thrown out of office and power when we hold them in contempt and impeach them.

    LOL

    NOT ..

    This is what happens when you radical ideologues who know absolutely nothing about the US Constitution, ie; the limits of their power, in Congressional power. lol

    Is it Nov 2020 yet? lol

    1. The Republicans in the house held Holder in contempt also. It amazes me how short of memory people have and how quick they are to swap sides when it is their guy. Holder didn’t prosecute himself neither will Barr.

  3. Amash is part of the deep state. He has alote to lose ahen the information comes out. He has shady dealings with China, so yeah he is crapping his pants right now.

  4. What is Justin Amash angle here he will never ever be considered part of the Democrat party he’s basically Eileen is himself with every normal Republican why is the sky being such a scumbag

  5. What is Justin Amash angle here he will never ever be considered part of the Democrat party he’s basically Eileen is himself with every normal Republican why is the sky being such a scumbag

  6. Amash is part of the deep state. He has alote to lose ahen the information comes out. He has shady dealings with China, so yeah he is crapping his pants right now.

  7. Always has to be at least one GOP patsy/stooge to lend Democrats credibility.

    1. They sent them subpoenas which were ignored of course they should be held in contempt of congress. Barr should just waste a day and answer no questions because of executive privilege.

      The contempt charge is meaningless unless Barr wants to prosecute himself. Amash is the only House GOP member who actually follows the laws as written, the rest of the GOP just care about politics not rule of law. Another so called conservative principle not followed by Republicans.

    2. Think Amash did it out of spite, and if this is true, he used his elected by the people position for personal gain. There should be an ethics investigation! Let’s not forget he was elected by many of the same people that elected Trump!

  8. Democrats: That’ll show them-Pres and Trump and AG Barr, that we’re the boss, now they’ll be scared of us and our power, and they’ll all be thrown out of office and power when we hold them in contempt and impeach them.

    LOL

    NOT ..

    This is what happens when you radical ideologues who know absolutely nothing about the US Constitution, ie; the limits of their power, in Congressional power. lol

    Is it Nov 2020 yet? lol

    1. The Republicans in the house held Holder in contempt also. It amazes me how short of memory people have and how quick they are to swap sides when it is their guy. Holder didn’t prosecute himself neither will Barr.

  9. Well it seems Justin Amash has gone full on dark side now that he’s unencumbered by the members of the pesky Freedom Caucus. I just hate it when good meat spoils…

  10. There are no grounds for contempt whatsoever. If a stupid mook like me can understand that, the dumbasses of the vindictive democratic party ought to know that. MORONS!

  11. This is the equivalent of a sternly worded condemnation from the UN. I bet Barr is shaking in his boots……from laughter.

  12. Amash should never hold public office ever again, he’s a disgrace.

    It’s a shame there is so little integrity on the Democrat side, it’s just so dumb.

    1. You were probably cheering when they held Holder in contempt, now there is only one house republican who is staying consistent and following the rule of law..

  13. IMO……Justin Amash is going to try and split the republican votes and give the democrats the presidency by running as a libertarian. He’s going to pull a Ross Perot.

    1. I think we’re past the Ross Perot days. No one will follow Amash down the libertarian rabbit hole while we have psychos within the Dems calling for abortion up to seconds from birth, socialized health care, reparations & gun confiscation.

      Lines of battle between the parties are clearly drawn

      1. He is more likely to split the Dem vote. Centrist Dems who don’t like their radical platform, can’t bring themselves to vote Trump, and want to vote for a moderate.

  14. I tend to agree with Daniel Horowitz tho, there are more Republicans against Trump than Amash. Amash is the only one with the balls to come out and say it though.

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    Now if only Trump could do this to McConnell, Cornyn, Tillis, Graham, etc.

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    All of those people are just as against Trump as Amash is, it’s just that Amash at least is man enough to do it in broad daylight plus has redeeming values on fiscal issues. The others are leftists and plot against Trump’s campaign promises day and night.
    9:21 AM · Jun 12, 2019 · Twitter Web App

    1. I don’t doubt there are many Republicans against Trump but where Horowitz is wrong, I think, is describing Amash as ‘man enough’. That’s a joke. Amash is learning how to stand out. Nothing more.

      1. His comment was in response to polling that showed the Trumpy primary opponent up +16.

        So he did himself no favors.

        Unless we see him going Libertarian Party , I dunno.

    2. Ugh Amash also voted for contempt for Holder under Obama but somehow this is about Trump. The law as written allows subpoenas from the house and Barr ignored that. Republicans are supposed to be for the rule of law and they are, just not now when they are in power and breaking the laws which is exactly what the Democrats did before.

      Pretty sure Barr will follow Holders example and not prosecute himself so just political theater in the first place.

  15. It’s bizarre. Amash has a 90% rating on Conservative Review. As far as the contempt, it really means nothing. Most Americans know these democrats have gone bat-crap crazy.

    1. What an incredible waste of time and energy to go after Trump this way. Amash is convinced pursuing impeachment cements his conservative track record? Amash is acting like the middle child – trying to get his mother’s attention.

      1. Just stop with the going after Trump BS, Amash also voted to hold Holder in contempt. It may be an idiotic law to allow subpoenas for cabinet members however this is nothing new and they really should be consistent when voting for contempt.

  16. If this doesn’t prove he didn’t do this out of concern for the Constitution but to gain publicity and good press from the propaganda machine, I don’t know what does.

    1. Yep. Amash is definitely signalling his hatred of Trump by going after Barr any way he can.

    2. It is the way the law is written and Amash is the only House GOP that is following the rule of law.

  17. Michigan is a swing state that Trump squeaked in winning. His district includes Grand Rapids in Kent county which is pink.

    Time to primary this guy. Get someone in who can work with Trump.

  18. At times of crisis, you can always count on some jackwad taking advantage of the problem to try and grab more visibility and more social following. Jumpin’ Justin is just the jackwad for our time.

    1. He also voted to hold Holder in contempt, it is called following the law but hey everything is politics now and the laws don’t matter.

  19. Good. Next thing you know Amash is gonna say he’s pro-abortion to get those Dem votes.

    On another note, isn’t there a way his constituents can demand an immediate election before 2020?

    1. Amash is one of the few consistent conservatives, he could care less about politics and follows his principles. 90% voting rating via Conservative Revue and a 100% according to freedom works.

      Lets go after him instead of the D and F rated Republicans because he chose to follow the rule of law.

  20. 2020 #MI03 Republican Primary:
    Jim Lower 49% (+16)
    Justin Amash 33%
    Practical Political Consulting 6/5-9

    Yeah… Amash didn’t think this through, did he?

    1. Nope, he did not! What he did was despicable. He betrayed his voters. He deserves to be primaried!

  21. How dare we ask if someone taking the census is …dare i say it… a citizen? #DemsOutrage

  22. Just 2-3 days ago I posted in affect good riddance to Amash and a respomder asked me what about his 100 % conservative voting record.I responded he will now have a 100% Democratic voting record and lo and behold, his first voting efforts after my comments is to join the Democrats in holding the Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress. Thanks Amash,now we do not have to worry about who you really are.Did you really enjoy picking on the three little piglets like you did.

  23. This is in in-your-face political civil war. The Dems aren’t even trying to hide that the only thing they’re interested in is taking down Trump, his administration and Republicans. Any, and I mean any, Republican who is willing to work with a Dem is either stupid or a wolf in sheep’s clothing, most likely on the take from some special interest.

  24. Amash apparently wants to take the express train out of Congress. Did somebody do a body-snatch on him or what?

  25. Well it seems Justin Amash has gone full on dark side now that he’s unencumbered by the members of the pesky Freedom Caucus. I just hate it when good meat spoils…

  26. There are no grounds for contempt whatsoever. If a stupid mook like me can understand that, the dumbasses of the vindictive democratic party ought to know that. MORONS!

  27. Amash should never hold public office ever again, he’s a disgrace.

    It’s a shame there is so little integrity on the Democrat side, it’s just so dumb.

    1. You were probably cheering when they held Holder in contempt, now there is only one house republican who is staying consistent and following the rule of law..

  28. IMO……Justin Amash is going to try and split the republican votes and give the democrats the presidency by running as a libertarian. He’s going to pull a Ross Perot.

    1. I think we’re past the Ross Perot days. No one will follow Amash down the libertarian rabbit hole while we have psychos within the Dems calling for abortion up to seconds from birth, socialized health care, reparations & gun confiscation.

      Lines of battle between the parties are clearly drawn

      1. He is more likely to split the Dem vote. Centrist Dems who don’t like their radical platform, can’t bring themselves to vote Trump, and want to vote for a moderate.

  29. I tend to agree with Daniel Horowitz tho, there are more Republicans against Trump than Amash. Amash is the only one with the balls to come out and say it though.

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    Now if only Trump could do this to McConnell, Cornyn, Tillis, Graham, etc.

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    All of those people are just as against Trump as Amash is, it’s just that Amash at least is man enough to do it in broad daylight plus has redeeming values on fiscal issues. The others are leftists and plot against Trump’s campaign promises day and night.
    9:21 AM · Jun 12, 2019 · Twitter Web App

    1. I don’t doubt there are many Republicans against Trump but where Horowitz is wrong, I think, is describing Amash as ‘man enough’. That’s a joke. Amash is learning how to stand out. Nothing more.

  30. It’s bizarre. Amash has a 90% rating on Conservative Review. As far as the contempt, it really means nothing. Most Americans know these democrats have gone bat-crap crazy.

    1. What an incredible waste of time and energy to go after Trump this way. Amash is convinced pursuing impeachment cements his conservative track record? Amash is acting like the middle child – trying to get his mother’s attention.

      1. Just stop with the going after Trump BS, Amash also voted to hold Holder in contempt. It may be an idiotic law to allow subpoenas for cabinet members however this is nothing new and they really should be consistent when voting for contempt.

  31. If this doesn’t prove he didn’t do this out of concern for the Constitution but to gain publicity and good press from the propaganda machine, I don’t know what does.

  32. Michigan is a swing state that Trump squeaked in winning. His district includes Grand Rapids in Kent county which is pink.

    Time to primary this guy. Get someone in who can work with Trump.

  33. At times of crisis, you can always count on some jackwad taking advantage of the problem to try and grab more visibility and more social following. Jumpin’ Justin is just the jackwad for our time.

    1. He also voted to hold Holder in contempt, it is called following the law but hey everything is politics now and the laws don’t matter.

  34. Good. Next thing you know Amash is gonna say he’s pro-abortion to get those Dem votes.

    On another note, isn’t there a way his constituents can demand an immediate election before 2020?

    1. Amash is one of the few consistent conservatives, he could care less about politics and follows his principles. 90% voting rating via Conservative Revue and a 100% according to freedom works.

      Lets go after him instead of the D and F rated Republicans because he chose to follow the rule of law.

  35. 2020 #MI03 Republican Primary:
    Jim Lower 49% (+16)
    Justin Amash 33%
    Practical Political Consulting 6/5-9

    Yeah… Amash didn’t think this through, did he?

    1. Nope, he did not! What he did was despicable. He betrayed his voters. He deserves to be primaried!

  36. How dare we ask if someone taking the census is …dare i say it… a citizen? #DemsOutrage

  37. Just 2-3 days ago I posted in affect good riddance to Amash and a respomder asked me what about his 100 % conservative voting record.I responded he will now have a 100% Democratic voting record and lo and behold, his first voting efforts after my comments is to join the Democrats in holding the Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress. Thanks Amash,now we do not have to worry about who you really are.Did you really enjoy picking on the three little piglets like you did.

  38. This is in in-your-face political civil war. The Dems aren’t even trying to hide that the only thing they’re interested in is taking down Trump, his administration and Republicans. Any, and I mean any, Republican who is willing to work with a Dem is either stupid or a wolf in sheep’s clothing, most likely on the take from some special interest.

  39. Amash apparently wants to take the express train out of Congress. Did somebody do a body-snatch on him or what?

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