Calls for Dem. Rep. Jerry Nadler to resign intensifies amidst refusal to drop contempt vote against Attorney General Barr.
May 8th, after AG Barr’s refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and he’s failure to produce the unredacted fomat of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, the house led by Dem. Rep. Chairman Jerry Nadler, moved towards holding the Attorney General in contempt of congress. A vote which resulted to a 24-16 count to refer a contempt resolution to the house.
After the vote, Nadler said; “we’re now in a constitutional crisis”.
Chairman Nadler subsequently came under fire for his decision to hold Barr in contempt and also for the role he played in 1998 during the Lewinsky Scandal.
Justice Dept. Spokeswoman previously rebuked Nadler’s action, saying it was politically motivated and unnecessary. She said “No one, including Chairman Nadler and his Committee, will force the Department of Justice to break the law.”
On Thursday, house Democrats introduced a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress. A resolution which was co-sponsored by Rep. Nadler, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rep. Maxine Waters and more. All known for their Anti-Trump rhetoric.
Republican Rep. Doug Collins said Wednesday, in an interview on Fox News, that Attorney General William Barr cannot be charged with contempt because the information Rep. Jerry Nadler asked from him was illegal to provide. This was after Chairman Nadler announced he is open to negotiating with the DOJ over the Mueller report, but “without conditions”.
Doug Collins also called Nadler bluff, saying the Chairman “doesn’t know what he wants”, “he wants to subpoena everything that moves, he wants to hold in contempt.” “He knows he can’t win in court said Rep. Doug, and thats what this is all about”.