1/6 committee votes to pass criminal contempt resolutions against Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro, signaling their growing frustration with the Justice Department.
1/6 committee lashes out at DOJ
Rep. Schiff said:
The Justice Department has a responsibility to act on this referral and others we send, and there is no oversight if congressional subpoenas are not enforced.There is no accountability without oversight, neither past, present, nor future for a former president or any other presidentReply.
Congress is no longer an equal branch of government, and the balance of power will change forever, causing lasting damage to the American people.
The 1/6 committee contested Scavino and Navarro’s claims of executive privilege. Rep. Jamie Ruskin (D-MD) called claims of executive privilege nonsense.
Rep. Ruskin’s video:
Rep. Jamie Raskin, “These two men held Congress in contempt, and we must cite them for their blatant disregard for their duties and our laws and institutions.” pic.twitter.com/x3Se0993kT
— Sarah Rees-Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 29, 2022
The committee voted 7-0 to send Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro’s criminal contempt to the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives will make a referral to the Justice Department, hoping that the Justice Department will do its best to bring criminal charges against Scavino and Navarro.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Center and PolitcusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.
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