MIL-OSI USA: Meijer Statement on Vote to Hold Bannon in Contempt of Congress


Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI) today voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. He released the following statement:

“Mr. Bannon refused to comply with a valid subpoena from a duly-formed congressional committee, claiming broad executive privilege. There exists no conceivable interpretation of executive privilege that would encompass an individual outside of government conferring with senior government officials on non-official matters.

“Holding individuals who refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas in contempt is the sole recourse available to Congress to protect its power of inquiry (McGrain v. Daughtery). I voted today to hold Mr. Bannon in contempt of Congress to protect this power.”