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:
24-15, House Oversight votes to hold Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt over defying a Democratic subpoena for info on citizenship question of 2020 census, setting the stage for a court fight with the Trump administration. Justin Amash voted for the motion
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 12, 2019
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)
North Carolina (05)
North Carolina (11)
South Carolina (05)
West Virginia (03)
North Dakota (00)
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.