The House of Representatives voted to hold President Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.
Background: The House Select Committee previously voted unanimously to recommend Meadows for prosecution after he refused to testify.
Previously, Meadows’s attorney said that he planned to cooperate with the panel after they have initially reached a deal. However, plans changed after the House committee refused to comply with their agreed-upon terms.
Meadows has since launched a lawsuit against the Nancy Pelosi-led panel.
What Happened: The House of Representatives voted 222-208 with Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger crossing the aisle to support Democrats pushing the measure.
What Happens Next: The House vote sends the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors in the will office decide whether to present the case to a grand jury for possible criminal charges.
What Republicans Are Saying: Many Republicans saw the move as a game of politics.
What Democrats Say: President Biden remarked that Meadows deserved the result.
President Biden told reports Wednesday morning, “it seemed to me he is worthy of being held in contempt.”