Democrat-Led House Oversight Committee Moving to Hold AG Barr in Contempt Over Census Citizenship Question
Attorney General William Barr
The Democrat-led House Oversight and Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), is moving to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt over the panel’s investigation into the Trump administration’s plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Liberals went berserk after Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross announced last year that the 2020 census will include a question on citizenship.
The liberals fear the citizenship question would cost Democrat strongholds electoral representation in Congress and federal aide and benefit Republican-leaning areas.
Cummings wrote letters to both Barr and Ross letting them know his committee is moving forward with contempt votes after they defied congressional subpoenas for documents related to the citizenship question on the census.
“Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern. The Trump Administration has been engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate, extending from the White House to multiple federal agencies and departments of the government and across numerous investigations,” Cummings wrote in the letters. according to The Hill.
“The tactics of this cover-up are now clear. The Administration has been challenging Congress’ core authority to conduct oversight under the Constitution, questioning the legislative bases for congressional inquiries, objecting to committee rules and precedents that have been in place for decades under both Republican and Democratic leadership, and making baseless legal arguments to avoid producing documents and testimony.”
According to The Hill, Chairman Cummings won’t schedule the contempt vote until Thursday, June 6 to give Barr and Ross a few more days to turn over requested documents — the vote will then be held next week.
Of course the Democrats don’t want the citizenship question on the census because it gives illegal aliens representation in Congress — illegal aliens don’t even have to be given voting rights, as long as they are counted as citizens, they are given a US Representative who fights for their interests over the interests of taxpaying Americans — this is precisely why the Democrats are fighting like hell to stop the Trump admin from adding this question to the census.
The census is taken every 10 years and is used to allot seats to the US House of Representatives in addition to distributing almost $1 trillion in federal funds.
The Supreme Court is taking on the census citizenship question and the conservative majority is signaling support for the Trump administration.
It is unclear when the Supreme Court will issue a final ruling on the citizenship census question, however, they are under somewhat of a time crunch.
The Commerce Department will start printing up census documents this month which is the same month that the Supreme Court generally issues its biggest decisions.