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Contempt’ and the Court

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Posted By: Ken M., 6/13/2019 7:38:49 PM

But that’s hard to square. The Justice Department has flooded the committee with information, turning over 17,000 pages of documents, and making officials available for hours of interviews. More telling, the process isn’t over. The department is readying thousands of pages more, and the committee has already scheduled additional interviews. Contempt is usually a way of breaking an impasse; there’s no need for it when an agency is cooperating. So why the rush? Mr. Cummings’s vote is the left’s latest, desperate effort to get the Supreme Court to stand down from an imminent ruling over that same census question.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ken M. 6/13/2019 7:44:01 PM (No. 97816)
The first two paragraphs of Kim Strassel's article, that outline dropped: It’s tempting to think the House Oversight Committee’s vote this week to hold two Trump cabinet secretaries in contempt is just the latest showdown over documents and “obstruction.” It’s not. This one is all about the Supreme Court. Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings would like the public to think this vote was about a refusal by Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to turn over documents related to the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He complained that the administration has “delayed, dissembled” and thwarted committee oversight.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/13/2019 7:58:24 PM (No. 97822)
No, it's not China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, NK or even the ISIS we should be worried about. It's the DEMOCRAT. Indeed, they have outperformed LUCIFER and proudly earned the title, "The Axis of EVIL".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone 6/13/2019 11:32:11 PM (No. 97892)
This political issue would be resolved if the Supreme Court issued a decision, or the Congress passed a bill, mandating that only the census numbers relating to US citizens and legal resident aliens can be taken into consideration during the reapportionment of Congressional seats. The current reapportionment procedures that allow illegal alien census numbers to be used to move congressional seats is one of the primary reasons why the leftist and liberal Democrats support flooding the USA with poor, uneducated, and socialist minded illegal aliens, who once in the USA set up residence mainly in immigrant and low income communities that routinely support the leftist and liberal Democrats, thus padding the census numbers in those Democrat supporting areas, and making it likely that after the 2020 census that more congressional seats will be reapportioned and moved to those immigrant and low income areas where it is much more likely for Democrat socialists to win those seats with low vote counts. When that happens chances are an area someplace in the country populated by mostly US citizens is disenfranchised of those reapportioned congressional seats. When a congressional seat is moved from one State to another, the corresponding Electoral College vote is also moved. All that is not good for the Republicans.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Omen55 6/14/2019 12:10:09 AM (No. 97907)
SCOTUS has already filed its decision & will announce it this month. Cummings is a moron if he thinks he can stop it. RBG has already signaled its 5-4 against dem.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter 6/14/2019 4:26:46 AM (No. 97947)
Thank you, Kim Strassel. And thanks to the OP for getting her posted despite the WSJ barricade.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson 6/14/2019 7:54:00 AM (No. 98019)
Removing the Citizenship question means illegals get counted as citizens and the House of Reps is reapportioned accordingly. It is like Stealing Entire Political Districts and giving them to California.
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