Trump Slams Dems on House Committee for Contempt Vote Passed With Help from Lone Republican Amash

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam Democrats for a contempt vote on Attorney General William Barr that was supported by lone Republican Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).

On Wednesday the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary for Wilbur Ross for failure to comply with requests for information related to the Trump administration’s new citizenship question to the 2020 census.

“Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used ‘Contempt’ card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce – this time on the Census,” tweeted Trump.

The president claimed that Democrats are being unnecessarily aggressive toward Republican lawmakers.

“Dems play a much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority,” said Trump. “Republicans will remember!”

He also referenced a quote from attorney David Bruno, claiming that the Supreme Court had already made a determination on the issue.

“’This has already been argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the House doesn’t want to wait. This is a common thread between all of the Committees – do whatever you can to embarrass the Trump Administration (and Republicans), attack the Trump Administration. This is campaigning by the Dems.'”

Democrats in the House have reportedly gotten little done during their time as the majority, and the president called them out for not working on more serious issues.

“So true! In the meantime they are getting NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things,” Trump tweeted.

The vote happened mostly along party lines, but Amash was the only Republican to vote for holding the two officials in contempt. As IJR Red previously reported, Amash has been extremely critical of the president and is the only Republican so far to openly call for his impeachment.

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Trisha Barton
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Shame on Amash and all other RINOs!!!

Tolowan Washte' We & Vernon
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Trump Check with the Supreme Court and see if they have made the decision on this issue and if they have hang the House! The Supreme Court came down with decision on some issues while you were in Britain and the Demcrappers just kept on about them trying to override the Supreme Court on them so please check out all their decisions of lately to see!

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