House Prepares for Contempt Votes on AG Barr, Wilbur Ross & Don McGahn over Census & Mueller Report

HeadlineJun 04, 2019

In more news from the Capitol, the House Oversight Committee said they will vote on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to the citizenship question on the 2020 census. House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings said in letters to Barr and Ross on Monday that he is giving them until Thursday before scheduling the vote. Last week, The New York Times broke a story about a now-dead senior Republican strategist who specialized in gerrymandering and was secretly behind the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Meanwhile, House lawmakers are set to vote next Tuesday on whether to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt over his refusal to provide Congress with Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and its underlying materials. They will also hold a contempt vote for former White House counsel Donald McGahn after he refused to provide documents and testimony related to the Mueller inquiry and possible obstruction of justice by the president.

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