The White House Throws An Epic Tantrum After The House Holds Barr and Ross In Contempt

The White House responded to the House voting to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt with a tantrum and bogus cries of executive privilege.

After the House voted 230-198 to hold Barr and Ross in contempt, the White House responded, “Today’s vote by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in contempt is ridiculous and yet another lawless attempt to harass the President and his Administration. The Departments of Justice and Commerce have produced more than 31,000 pages of documents to the House regarding the census issue, and senior officials from both agencies, including Secretary Ross, have spoken on the record about the matter. Instead of accepting the numerous good-faith efforts of accommodation the Departments have made, Democrats continue to demand documents that are subject to executive privilege. House Democrats know they have no legal right to these documents, but their shameful and cynical politics know no bounds.” read more