Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: ‘Republicans will remember’

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President Trump in early morning tweets on Thursday criticized Democrats for playing the “seldom used ‘Contempt’ card” on Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used ‘Contempt’ card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce — this time on the Census,” he said, adding that Democrats are playing a “much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority.”

{mosads}”Republicans will remember!” he added.

Trump in a subsequent tweet said Democrats are getting “NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things.”

The House Oversight and Reform Committee late Wednesday voted largely along party lines to hold Barr and Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents tied to the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The high-stakes vote took place just hours after the Justice and Commerce departments announced that Trump had asserted executive privilege over the subpoenaed documents.

The vote, which came one day after the House voted to empower committee chairmen with more legal authority to enforce their subpoenas, further escalated the battle between the Trump administration and House Democrats investigating the president.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told reporters after the vote that it was “one of the more sadder days” of his career in Congress.

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