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Republicans pass major contempt resolution that could cripple Democrats

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The radical Left hates the truth, and they will stop at nothing to cover things up. But now, their plans have backfired.

And Republicans have passed a major contempt resolution that could cripple Democrats.

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee took a significant step by passing a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress.

The resolution stems from Garland’s refusal to provide audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur, despite multiple requests and a subpoena.

For the contempt charge to become official, the full House must approve the resolution.

With Republicans holding a narrow majority, they have the necessary votes to pass it.

If the House votes in favor, Garland would join a short list of attorneys general, including Eric Holder and Bill Barr, who have been held in contempt of Congress.

The conflict centers around an ongoing Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden, focusing on his involvement in the Biden family business dealings.

Republicans argue that the audio recordings of Biden’s interview with Hur are crucial to their investigation.

Special counsel Robert Hur’s investigation, which concluded in February, found that Biden “willfully” retained classified documents but did not recommend prosecution, citing “insufficient evidence.”

In his report, Hur described Biden as “an elderly man with a poor memory,” noting that Biden experienced mental lapses and “poor memory” at least seven times during his interview.

Despite a final warning issued in April, Garland continued to defy the subpoena for the audio recordings.

Moments before the committee convened on Thursday, President Biden asserted executive privilege to prevent the release of the audio.

The Department of Justice subsequently claimed that this executive privilege shields Garland from being held in contempt of Congress.

Garland defended the decision, stating that disclosing the audio “would raise an unacceptable risk” of undermining “similar high-profile criminal investigations — in particular, investigations where the voluntary cooperation of White House officials is exceedingly important.”

This stance, however, did not deter Republican lawmakers.

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) expressed the committee’s resolve to proceed with the contempt resolution.

“The White House is asserting executive privilege over the recordings, but it has already waived privilege by releasing the transcript of the interview,” Comer said in a statement.

The White House’s previous position on executive privilege has added a layer of complexity to the issue.

Earlier, White House spokesman Ian Sams had boasted about not asserting executive privilege over Hur’s probe into Biden’s handling of classified documents, claiming Biden was transparent and had nothing to hide.

Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung criticized Biden’s use of executive privilege, suggesting a double standard.

“Crooked Joe Biden and his feeble administration have irretrievably politicized the key constitutional tenet of executive privilege, denying it to their political opponents while aggressively trying to use it to run political cover for Crooked Joe,” Cheung said.

This situation highlights the ongoing tension between the Biden administration and House Republicans.

The latter are determined to scrutinize Biden’s actions and hold his administration accountable.

The contempt resolution is a necessary step to enforce congressional oversight and uphold the rule of law.

Should the House pass the resolution, it would send a strong message about the importance of compliance with congressional subpoenas.

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