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May 9, 2019

The House Judiciary Committe Votes On Contempt (Guy Reschenthaler Edition)

From The NYTimes:
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report, hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence from Congress.

The committee’s 24-to-16 contempt vote, taken after hours of debate over the future of American democracy, was the first official House action to punish a government official in the standoff over the Mueller report. The Justice Department denounced the move as unnecessary and intended to stoke a fight.
And then there's this from Roll Call:
The resolution, approved on a 24-16 roll call vote along party lines...
Which means that all the "Yes" votes were from the Democrats and all the "No" votes from the Republicans.

So why am I writing this?

Pennsylvania Republican House Member Guy Reschenthaler is on the Judiciary Committee.

He even issued a statement regarding the vote:

You'll note Reschenthaler's defense of AG Barr as "transparent" while the contempt vote was for failing to turn over the complete, unredacted Mueller report.

And yet, in Trump's GOP that some how makes sense.

Remember this: Representative Guy Reschenthaler is defender and enabler of Trump's corruption.

1 comment:

High Lord Inquisitor and Factchecker of 2PJ. said...

First hold them in contempt, then impeach
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/07/first-hold-them-contempt-then-impeach/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e1448cf59684