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.”