Ranking Member Jordan Statement on Chairman Cummings’s Flagrant Use of Contempt to Interfere with Supreme Court Proceedings

Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Published: Jun 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the following statement after Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) scheduled a contempt vote for Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross related to ongoing litigation before the United States Supreme Court:

“This is yet another reckless and transparent attempt by Chairman Cummings to interfere with ongoing litigation before the Supreme Court over the 2020 Census. Chairman Cummings’s interest in the Census is entirely about scoring political points, not conducting meaningful oversight. The Democrats’ desperation to affect the outcome of the case raises the question: why don’t they want to know how many American citizens are in the United States of America? ”