The contempt vote allows Congress to sue Ross and Barr in federal court, have a judge enforce the subpoena, and refer both men for criminal prosecution.
Judge Furman is putting the career Justice Department lawyers on the spot. Will they admit they want out of the case because of Trump's bizarre conduct?
The Trump administration said it didn't include the citizenship question for reasons of congressional redistricting. The next day Trump said the opposite.
In two rage-filled tweets sent from his Japan trip Trump said he wants to delay the Census, even though the Constitution clearly mandates its schedule.
Although a former top Commerce aide “refused to answer” dozens of questions, he confirmed that Ross directed him to add a "citizenship question" to the Census.