The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt:
House Judiciary Committee votes 24-16 along party lines to cite Atty Gen Barr for contempt of Congress for failing to provide unredacted Mueller Report and supporting documents. Resolution is reported to the full House. pic.twitter.com/V3wDq0x7JX
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 8, 2019
The issue will now move on to the full House at some point, but in the meantime, committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler spoke to reporters after the vote, and he brought the drama:
Nadler is speaking in deeply dark terms. “We are in it” — he says of a constitutional crisis.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) May 8, 2019
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) May 8, 2019
MSNBC, CNN, and Fox all airing the Jerry Nadler presser and using the same quote in their chyrons: "We are now in a constitutional crisis" pic.twitter.com/yRA5FzzDOS
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 8, 2019
Wow — sounds serious! If that’s the case, Nadler and the other House Dems will want the Speaker to move on impeachment soon, right? Well… nah:
Nadler: “[Impeachment] may not be the best answer in this constitutional crisis."
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 8, 2019
Just asked Nadler if we are in a “constitutional crisis” as he says, why he’s resistant to moving forward with impeachment. His answer: It “may not be the best answer.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 8, 2019
What an absolute clown show, and all because reality isn’t conforming to the Democrat narrative about 2016 (and Barr’s pledge to look into what really happened has even turned it into a potentially huge backfire for the Dems).
— Harriet Baldwin 🇺🇸 (@HarrietBaldwin) May 8, 2019
It’s not a Constitutional crisis until the Court rules on this and the Dems refuse to accept the ruling.
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) May 8, 2019
There’s nothing Barr could do that would make the Democrats react any differently.