Tlaib Accuses Trump of ‘Cheating’ With Census Question — GOP Reps Explain Why It’s ‘Not Asking Too Much’

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused President Donald Trump of “cheating” the 2020 presidential election by withholding documents related to the census citizenship question, and a Republican colleague of hers explained why having the question was “not asking too much.”

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, Tlaib — who was recently slammed by CNN host John King for her controversial Holocaust comments that failed “a critical fact and context test” — claimed that it was the “intent” of the Trump administration to “not include communities of color.”

She went on in her diatribe to accuse Trump of “cheating” the 2020 presidential election by including a citizenship question on the census.

“I have to say to this fact: This is cheating, in many ways, an election. This is cheating by saying we don’t want to count everybody,” Tlaib claimed. “We want to count as less people as possible, and that impacts directly communities of color.”

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“Is it really about citizenship? No. It’s about reducing the number of people of color in this country being counted in the census,” the Michigan Democrat added. “That’s exactly what it’s about. Because you want to cheat. He wants to cheat, Mr. Chairman. He wants to cheat this process.”

However, one of Tlaib’s Republican colleagues on the committee laid out the facts during the hearing.

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) pointed out that the citizenship question on the census “cannot be used” to deport people in the country or enforce immigration laws under federal statute and asked if knowing how many people, regardless of citizenship status, are in the country was “asking too much.”

“Is that asking too much, for us to know how many citizens are in this country?” Hice posited. “Even how many noncitizens are in this country? That’s information we ought to know!”

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Additionally, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) tweeted out that he felt like he was “in an alternate universe” during the committee, blasting the Democrats as “acting like asking the ‘citizenship question’ on the census is some kind of conspiracy.”

“Just about every country in the world tries to know its number of citizens!” the Kentucky congressman wrote.

The panel of lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee later voted to hold both Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the citizenship question.

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Tammy Metz
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Tammy Metz

Umm No it is not about every single person in the country counting.
If you are not a citizen you do NOT have a right to vote in our elections. PERIOD.
Anyone demanding non citizens be aloud to vote is the one trying to cheat the process and sneak illegal voting under the wire.
These same people scream “RUSSIAN INTERFERANCE in our elections” Crime! Crime! Yet here there are trying to force Mexican and Central American countries to interfere in our elections to outright ILLEGALLY vote in our country.
THESE people are who belong in prison for treason.

Dave H
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Ironic. Someone who doesn’t even belong in our society complaining about the census.

Sean
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How could it possibly be “cheating and election”? No one is voting in the census. One has nothing to do with the other. If there is any cheating going on it’s not wanting to know how many non-citizens there are so when votes in an election exceed the number of citizens in those districts then its obvious that non-citizens are voting. Maybe that’s what she meant. She doesn’t want it to be so obvious that they are advocating for non-citizens to vote.

Screwtape
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Stupid, anti-American. The census SHOULD show how many citizens are voting vs. her idiot inclusion of non-citizens.

““I have to say to this fact: This is cheating, in many ways, an election. This is cheating by saying we don’t want to count everybody,” Tlaib claimed. “We want to count as less people as possible, and that impacts directly communities of color.”

Think Smart
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Think Smart

Does this woman not realize that being here in this country is CHEATING and Trump is trying to correct that wrong allowed by Congress???? Give up on the racism…please!!! We are sick and tired of the diversion tactics.

Sherri
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Dems are afraid enough illegals will take part in the census to show we are overrun with lawbreakers. Dems fear the truth.

Nancy Janzen
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Nancy Janzen

The census besides being used for redistricting is supposed to gather information about Americans and trends. For years I have heard multiple different statistics about how many immigrants are actually in the country. 11 million? 22 million? No one knows. Do you not think it might be important to find out?

Charles
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Why is it that the Democrats want ID’s and citizenship questions for gun purchases (background checks, form 4473), but not for census or voting? Food for thought.

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