House Democrats (and Justin Amash) voted today to hold the Attorney General and Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for not complying with a subpoena:
CBS NEWS – The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday 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. One independent, Rep. Justin Amash, joined Democrats in voting for the measure.
Hse votes to hold AG Barr & Commerce Sec Ross in criminal contempt of Congress over the census.
The vote was 230-198
4 Democrats voted no.
All Republicans voted nay
Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) voted yes.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 17, 2019
The DOJ slammed the House Democrats, calling this nothing more than a political stunt:
“Holding the Attorney General in contempt for working in good-faith with Congress marks a new low for Speaker Pelosi’s House of Representatives,” Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec wrote in a statement. “This vote is nothing more than a political stunt. While the House plays games, the Department will continue its critical work of pursuing justice and ensuring safety for all Americans.”
The House loves holding Trump officials in contempt; it’s what they do now.
I guess AG Barr learned a lesson, that there’s no such thing as ‘good faith’ with Democrats.