Langevin Votes to Hold Attorney General William Barr and Former White House Counsel Don McGahn in Contempt of Congress

Jun 11, 2019

WASHINTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement after voting to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for ignoring subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary Committee:

“Failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena is a clear violation of the law. Congress has been left with no choice but to hold Attorney General Barr and former White House Counsel McGahn in contempt for deciding to ignore their subpoenas.

“The urgency and seriousness of this matter cannot be overstated. Then-candidate Trump welcomed offers of foreign interference in our elections, and, as President, he went to great lengths to undermine the subsequent investigation. Congress needs access to the unredacted Mueller report and the evidence it is built on to provide the transparency and accountability the American people deserve.

“Instead of continuing to drag their feet, I urge Attorney General Barr and Mr. McGahn to reconsider their decisions and comply with their subpoenas. It’s time for them to recognize their oaths are to the Constitution, not the man in the White House.”