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GOP Rep. Biggs says House has enough votes to hold Garland in contempt

The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees will consider a resolution on May 16 and hold a vote. 

Published: May 15, 2024 11:18am

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said that the House has enough votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt.

"Yeah, the votes are there probably in both the House Oversight and in the House Judiciary Committee," Biggs said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Then they'll be there on the floor because that's the next step."

Earlier this week, House Oversight Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., announced the markup of a resolution to hold Garland in contempt for not complying with a subpoena.

Garland received subpoenas earlier this year for records, notes, and transcripts regarding Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation of President Joe Biden for allegedly mishandling classified information. 

The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees will consider a resolution on May 16 and hold a vote. 

"It goes to the floor and then, sad but true, then it will be referred to none other than the Department of Justice for prosecution of the contempt citation," Biggs said. 

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