In a calm, reasoned decision, House Democrats voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after he refused to turn over parts of the Mueller report – including secret grand jury testimony – which are protected by law.
You’d think politicians would have a vague knowledge of the law.
The Department of Justice blasted House Democrats’ decision Wednesday to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress as “politically motivated and unnecessary.”
“The only side who has made accommodations is the Attorney General, who made extraordinary efforts to provide Congress and the public with information about the Special Counsel’s work,” the DOJ noted in a press statement Wednesday. Barr is unable “to comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena without violating the law, court rules, and court orders,” the statement added.
If Barr agreed to the Democrats’ terms, they would simply move to have him arrested for revealing grand jury testimony. You see what a farce this has become?
Nadler, a Democrat, scheduled the congressional contempt vote for Wednesday at 10 a.m., after which all Democrats present voted to advance a vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress in the procedural vote. The vote to hold Barr in contempt occurred Wednesday afternoon.
House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican, blasted Nadler in a statement Monday, saying the House Judiciary Committee chairman’s request would require Barr to break the law. Other Republicans shared similar sentiments.
These leftists have gone completely off the rails. I assume they are trying to appease their base, but the base has gone so far left, there is no room for moderates in the party anymore. I honestly do not know how they won the House, and cannot imagine they would win the presidency in 2020.