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.And then there's this from Roll Call:
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.
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:
This partisan vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt is nothing more than an attempt to publicly shame and discredit Mr. Barr for political purposes. pic.twitter.com/sjh4fFXVTU— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) May 8, 2019
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.