Breaking: Cummings’ Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr and Wilbur Ross in Contempt.

Representative Elijah Cummings, Democrat of Maryland and Ranking Member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, speaks to the media as Huma Abedin, longtime aide to former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, speaks to the Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)


“June 12 (UPI) — The House oversight committee on Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena regarding the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

The committee approved a contempt resolution, which also included citations for both civil and criminal contempt.

Oversight committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said he unsuccessfully offered to postpone the contempt votes for Barr and Ross if the administration releases a small batch of records from the case that the committee requested.

“Despite more than two months since we issued the subpoenas and more than a week since we told the agencies we were moving to contempt, the agencies have made no commitment or counter-offer regarding any of the critical documents in our subpoenas,” he said…

Cummings said he’s been asking the Commerce Department for the documents for more than a year. “That begs the question: what is being hidden?” he asked.”

What indeed.

This is a good start.

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