Barr and Ross held in contempt by House Oversight Committee

The Democrat assault against the Trump administration continues.

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt.

Civil Contempt

It seems as though every day another House Committee is either issuing a subpoena or announcing contempt citations against a member of the Trump administration.

This particular case is regarding a question the administration wants to add to the next census. The question is to establish residency status in every household.

Democrats are obviously opposed to the measure because they are trying to protect illegal immigrants in any way they can.

The vote came down 25-14, with Republican Justin Amash continuing his revolt against the party by siding with Democrats in the vote.

Democrat Concerns

Democrats believe the question will intimidate some immigrants, causing them to fill out the form improperly.

If they are here legally, though, they have nothing to fear. Even if they are here illegally, it is unlikely they will even return the census, which is a major problem for Democrats.

Dems are hoping to cash in on the influx of illegals living in the country, specifically in border states, to redraw district lines.

This is a blatant attempt at gerrymandering. This has become a rather serious issue as of late, as there are numerous cases either on the docket or waiting in the wings for the Supreme Court to decide.

Cummings pushed for a contempt vote because he wants the administration to provide more information as to why this question is being added to the census.

Obviously, to this point, the Trump administration has completely ignored his request.

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