President Trump is expected to end his fight to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census according to ABC News.
It was reported earlier Thursday that Trump was planning on taking executive action to add the citizenship question to the census, however it is now being reported that the President will take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to acquire data on citizenship through other means.
ABC News reported:
President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Thursday he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and will instead take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizenship through other means, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Trump will be giving a press conference about the census from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon.
Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to attend President Trump’s announcement.
Any executive action Trump takes on the census is expected to be challenged in court.
The Supreme Court (liberal Chief Justice Roberts) already asserted that the Trump Admin failed to adequately justify adding the citizenship question to the census.
Attorney General Bill Barr is also fighting in Trump’s corner and stated he sees a way to legally pursue adding the citizenship question to the census, however no action has been taken by his lawyers yet.
This story is developing…The Gateway Pundit will update when more information becomes available.