MIL-OSI USA: Congresswoman Stansbury Votes to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress


Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01)

Rep. Stansbury also called for immediate action to protect voting rights.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) issued the following statement after voting to hold former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and one day after Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom To Vote Act:

“In our democracy, no one is above the law. Today, I voted to defend our Constitution and hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. The American people must know the truth about what happened that day. We are a country of laws and those responsible must be held accountable.

“Defending our democracy also means we must defend the sacred and fundamental right to vote. That is why I am deeply concerned that Senate Republicans blocked procedural debate on the Freedom To Vote Act yesterday, thereby blocking legislative action on a bill that would protect voting rights as legislatures across the country are undermining access to the ballot box. As our democracy faces unprecedented attacks, I am firmly committed to defending the fundamental right to vote and the bedrock principle that no one is above the law.” 

Representative Stansbury cosponsored H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and voted in August to pass the critical voting rights legislation. The bill would protect voters from discrimination and strengthen critical provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and awaits consideration in the Senate.