UPDATED 9:34 AM PT — Thursday, June 13, 2019
The president recently spoke out on the House Oversight Committee’s vote to hold the attorney general and secretary of commerce in contempt.
In a series of tweets Thursday, President Trump said “the radical left” is playing a “tough game” and only seeks to embarrass his administration as well as Republicans. He also pointed out that Democrats are getting no work done on important American issues.
….can to embarrass the Trump Administration (and Republicans), attack the Trump Administration. This is campaigning by the Dems.” Attorney David Bruno. So true! In the meantime they are getting NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
This comes after the committee’s vote on Wednesday, which found the two officials in contempt of Congress by a vote of 24-to-15 over the citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
On Wednesday, Republican Mark Meadows said the committee’s ruling was dangerous.
“When we rush to hold people in contempt it has a chilling effect on anybody wanting to go the extra mile to actually provide documents,” he stated. “It becomes very very troubling in terms of the cooperative ability that this committee has has long espoused.”
The president has since asserted executive privilege over materials related to the citizenship question, which initially triggered the contempt vote.