House Holds 2 Trump Officials in Contempt in Census Dispute

The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt.

  • Published 17 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration, is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to… Read at AP News