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    "The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats.

    The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The chamber approved the measure in a party-line vote of 230-198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution.

    Democrats argued the measure was necessary to hold officials accountable for “obstruction & oppose efforts to undermine the census.” It passed the House Oversight and Reform Committee along party lines ahead of the July Fourth recess.

    “The resolution that's before us today is about protecting our democracy. ... It is about protecting the integrity of this body — it's bigger than the census. It's about protecting the integrity of the Congress of the United States of America,” Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on the floor.

    “We need to understand how and why the Trump administration tried to add a question based on pretext so we can consider reforms to ensure this never happens again,” he said."

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    Meaningless theatrics. A new low for the House of Representatives led by the lunatics in the Democratic Party of the Jackass.

    The chamber approved the measure in a party-line vote of 230-198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    "The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats.

    The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The chamber approved the measure in a party-line vote of 230-198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution.

    Democrats argued the measure was necessary to hold officials accountable for “obstruction & oppose efforts to undermine the census.” It passed the House Oversight and Reform Committee along party lines ahead of the July Fourth recess.

    “The resolution that's before us today is about protecting our democracy. ... It is about protecting the integrity of this body — it's bigger than the census. It's about protecting the integrity of the Congress of the United States of America,” Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on the floor.

    “We need to understand how and why the Trump administration tried to add a question based on pretext so we can consider reforms to ensure this never happens again,” he said."

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    The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    "The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats.

    The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The chamber approved the measure in a party-line vote of 230-198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution.

    Democrats argued the measure was necessary to hold officials accountable for “obstruction & oppose efforts to undermine the census.” It passed the House Oversight and Reform Committee along party lines ahead of the July Fourth recess.

    “The resolution that's before us today is about protecting our democracy. ... It is about protecting the integrity of this body — it's bigger than the census. It's about protecting the integrity of the Congress of the United States of America,” Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on the floor.

    “We need to understand how and why the Trump administration tried to add a question based on pretext so we can consider reforms to ensure this never happens again,” he said."

    House Votes To Hold Barr And Ross In Criminal Contempt Of Congress
    Trey Gowdy: 'Nobody cares what Congress does ... The House doesn't matter anymore'
    "Barr is ostensibly being held in contempt for not turning over documents he has no legal obligation to turn over. In fact, it would be against the law to do so," Gowdy said on "The Story with Martha MacCallum."
    Gowdy said contempt of Congress didn't matter after Tuesday, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi violated House rules.
    "Nobody cares what Congress does. What we saw yesterday -- they can't even enforce their own House rules against their own members. So, there used to be a stigma attached to being held in contempt of Congress. There ain't no more," Gowdy said. "So, I would tell Bill Barr, 'Your reputation as an incredible lawyer is intact. Don't give it another thought.'"
    "Congress has worked itself into obscurity [and] irrelevance. When you can go on the floor of the House as the presidents say 'I'm going to do it with or without you,' and Congress stands up and cheers, you have rendered that branch of government feckless and irrelevant," Gowdy said. "Congratulations. The House doesn't matter anymore. White House and Senate [matter], House doesn't matter."
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/trey-g...matter-anymore
    A floor fight erupts after Nancy Pelosi urges Congress to vote to condemn President Trump's 'racist tweets'
    The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday evening condemning President Trump's "racist" remarks this weekend -- although the moment was largely overshadowed by a dramatic floor fight earlier in the day that ended with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruled out of order for a breach of decorum.

    The unexpected mayhem in Congress, which briefly resulted in the revocation of Pelosi's speaking privileges on the House floor, left commentators and lawmakers stunned. "So, Democrats vote to break House rules and decorum, so that they can call Trump out on decorum. Surreal," wrote Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.
    But, what Democrat leaders envisioned as a moment of Democrat unity turned out to be a striking display of disarray.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hou...r-fight-pelosi
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    Hello Phantasmal,

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    I keep asking now what? So?
    Oh, you already know that answer. We all do. Republicans vote Holder in contempt and it's big news. Democrats hold Barr AND ROSS in contempt and it is immediately scrolled off the news by chants of hatred.
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    Hi Moose,

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
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    Was wondering how they would spin that. Thanks.

    And pardon me but Congress has every legal right to require Barr to comply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
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    Was wondering how they would spin that. Thanks.

    And pardon me but Congress has every legal right to require Barr to comply.
    OK but I won't hold my breath. Will they force him to at gunpoint?

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    Hello anonymoose,

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    OK but I won't hold my breath. Will they force him to at gunpoint?
    He will comply with the law or face the public scrutiny of being Trump's lawyer who ironically does not comply with the law.
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    Nobody cares what Congress does. What we saw yesterday -- they can't even enforce their own House rules against their own members. So, there used to be a stigma attached to being held in contempt of Congress. There ain't no more," Gowdy said. "So, I would tell Bill Barr, 'Your reputation as an incredible lawyer is intact. Don't give it another thought.'"
    "Congress has worked itself into obscurity [and] irrelevance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello anonymoose,



    He will comply with the law or face the public scrutiny of being Trump's lawyer who ironically does not comply with the law.

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    Hello anatta,

    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    Nobody cares what Congress does. What we saw yesterday -- they can't even enforce their own House rules against their own members. So, there used to be a stigma attached to being held in contempt of Congress. There ain't no more," Gowdy said. "So, I would tell Bill Barr, 'Your reputation as an incredible lawyer is intact. Don't give it another thought.'"
    "Congress has worked itself into obscurity [and] irrelevance.
    You know there is a big distinction between calling the president a racist and calling what he said to be 'racist remarks.'

    But I'm sure you'll wave that distinction to give Putin the benefit of the doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    You know there is a big distinction between calling the president a racist and calling what he said to be 'racist remarks.
    distinction without a difference- it's still playing the race card when the comments by POTUS were not race based
    But I'm sure you'll wave that distinction to give Putin the benefit of the doubt.
    WTF does Putin have to do with this?

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