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Oversight Committee Chairman Comer 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 6:16pm

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., says he believes the House has enough votes to hold U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt.

"Absolutely," Comer answered when asked about the votes on the Wednesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "I think the Judiciary Committee [is] going to do the same thing. We've worked together, both the Oversight and Judiciary Committee, on a lot of things throughout this whole Biden influence peddling investigation. And remember, the Oversight Committee was one of the first out there that recognized that Joe Biden mishandled classified documents." 

Earlier this week, Comer 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. 

"Merrick Garland has worked with the National Archives to block a lot of things from us and with the special counsel to block things from us," Comer said. "Merrick Garland has obstructed our Biden influence peddling investigation."

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