Stanton Statement on Resolution to Hold Attorney General in Contempt of Congress

May 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Greg Stanton, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement following the markup of a Committee Report for Resolution recommending that the U.S. House of Representatives find Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the Committee:

We are a nation of laws, and no person is above the law.  The Attorney General has ignored a lawful subpoena from Congress to produce the full report on the Russian attack on our democracy, which the American people have a right to see.  Further, the White House’s declaration that the Administration will not comply with lawful subpoenas issued by Congress is perilous for our nation. We have no choice but to hold the Attorney General in contempt and hold him accountable for his willful violation of the law.