Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel OKs space military branch Harris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power Harris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power MORE in early morning tweets on Thursday criticized Democrats for playing the “seldom used ‘Contempt’ card” on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence ACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence DOJ to interview CIA officers on Russian interference conclusions: Report MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence ACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence Amash breaks with GOP in Barr, Ross contempt vote MORE.

“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.”

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“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 CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence ACLU asks Supreme Court to send census case back to lower court over new evidence House panel advances bill to create cybersecurity standards for government IT devices MORE (D-Md.) told reporters after the vote that it was “one of the more sadder days” of his career in Congress.