US House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings Explains To Republicans Why Barr Must Be Held In Contempt

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US House Oversight Chair Elijah “Cummings Issues Statement Advising GOP to Vote in Favor of Holding Barr in Contempt May 8, 2019 Press Release Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee cited his previous remarks in 2012 during the contempt hearing for Attorney General Eric Holder:

“If Republicans want to cite my statement from when they held Attorney General Holder in contempt, they should cite my full statement—it shows exactly why that situation then was fundamentally different than the situation today.  If Republicans truly value my opinion on this matter, I advise them to vote in favor of holding Attorney General Barr in contempt today.

“President Trump has vowed to fight all of our subpoenas—regardless of their substance or the merit of his legal claims.  The scale…

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