Attempt to carry Garland in inherent contempt of Congress fails with 4 Republicans becoming a member of Democrats | EUROtoday

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An try to carry Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress failed within the House of Representatives on Wednesday after 4 Republicans joined each Democrat to desk the movement.

A movement to refer a decision by Republican Representative Anna Paulina Luna of Florida to the House Rules Committee to carry Garland in inherent contempt of Congress.

Luna’s decision would have held Garland in “inherent contempt,” which might have required him to pay $10,000.

Representative Anna Paulina of Florida had tried to carry Garland in “inherent contempt” of Congress after the House had voted to carry him in contempt of Congress in June. The House accused Garland of contempt after he defied a subpoena to show over audio tapes of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur.

But the Justice Department stated it will not prosecure Garland after the vote. House Speaker Mike Johnson stated that he would sue the Department of Justice afterward.

“If an American is presented with a lawful subpoena, he or she is expected that they comply or face the consequences of their defiance,” she stated. “Why should the attorney general of the United States be held to a different standard. No one is above the law.”

Luna’s decision argued that opted to make her decision privileged, which triggered an instantaneous vote.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/merrick-garland-contempt-congress-house-vote-b2577731.html