Congress Votes to Hold Another Trump Confidante in Contempt

While the select committee on January 6th continues to find itself the butt of heavy criticism from political observers, (if for nothing else than it’s pure partisan bias), the group is moving forward aggressively in their pursuit of anti-Trump ideologies.

This week, after a prolonged public battle regarding the events of that fateful day, the committee approved contempt charges for one of the former President’s most trusted aides.

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.

The vote comes a day after the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol voted 9-0 to recommend Meadows for prosecution after he refused to testify before the panel. The resolution was adopted in a 222-208 vote.

Some in the GOP were livid.

The House vote sends the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, where it will now be up to prosecutors in that office to decide whether to present the case to a grand jury for possible criminal charges.

The move was seen by some as a game of politics.

“Americans can barely afford groceries. Gas prices are up. Crime is skyrocketing. And what do Democrats do? Punish their political foe in the dead of night, with no one watching. Pathetic,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted.

The committee has been criticized heavily throughout its existence, with many suggesting that the group exists for no other purpose than to re-adjudicate Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial in which the former Commander in Chief was swiftly and surely acquitted of charges of “inciting” the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.