Ranking Member Jordan Statement on the House Vote to Hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in Contempt of Congress

Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Published: Jul 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress:

“Democrats are engaged in yet another episode of political theater in an attempt to delegitimize the citizenship question. The Administration is complying with the Democrats’ investigation. Asking about citizenship is neither new nor controversial. Today’s vote shows that Democrats in Congress will stop at nothing to attack the President and his Administration. The Democrats’ misuse of their contempt authority today raises the question: why don’t they want to know how many American citizens are in this country?”