Rep. Ted Lieu just admitted defeat in the ongoing war between Congress and the Trump administration over various constitutional issues.
Warring factions of our government is nothing new but the Democrats remedy may be unprecedented. Ted Lieu wants to change House rules in a desperate attempt to bring down Trump.
“The @realDonaldTrump Administration brought a machete to a knife fight. We brought the House rules.
And we are getting shredded. We need to change the Rules to allow: Contempt on the spot, Witnesses to be fined daily
It is now time to exercise our full inherent contempt powers.”
It is not sure how Pelosi would enforce any fines Nadler issues, in fact even issuing fines may be illegal let alone be collectible.
From The Hill:
Lieu’s tweet follows congressional testimony last week from former Trump campaign aide Corey Lewandowski, who refused to answer questions referencing his roles described in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The White House sought to limit his testimony, saying discussions fell under “Executive Branch confidentiality interests.” The White House also blocked two other aides from testifying, citing claims of immunity.
Several Democrats, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), have said Lewandowski should be held in contempt after his testimony.
The post also comes amid increased impeachment talk over reports that Trump asked the Ukrainian president for help in investigating Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The @realDonaldTrump Administration brought a machete to a knife fight. We brought the House rules. And we are getting shredded. We need to change the Rules to allow— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 22, 2019
-Contempt on the spot
-Witnesses to be fined daily
It is now time to exercise our full inherent contempt powers.