Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argued on Monday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is him trying to “make America white again.”
“This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again,” Pelosi said while speaking at an event about election security legislation in San Francisco, California.
The congresswoman is clearly referencing the red and white Make America Great Again hats that are so popular with Trump supporters, but her statement really makes no sense. It’s just her pandering to the same far-left crowd that seems to be quickly losing its faith in her ability to lead the Democrat Party in Congress.
“They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted. It’s really disgraceful. And it’s not what our founders had in mind,” Pelosi continued. “What they want to do is put a chilling effect so certain populations will not answer the form.”
Pelosi’s criticisms are nonsense. As Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) pointed out to Fox News over the weekend, citizenship questions have a long history on the census.
“Every administration had included some kind of nationality or country of origin question except for the Obama administration in 2010,” he said.
Check out Biggs’ appearance on Fox News below:
Source: Fox News
A recent Economist/YouGov poll also found that a majority of people want a citizenship question on the upcoming census.
Though the Supreme Court recently shot down the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census — at least in the form that it was submitted — Trump has promised to continue fighting for one.
“The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question,” the president tweeted last week.
Attorney General William Barr revealed in an interview published on Monday that he sees a legal way forward on including the citizenship question on the census.
Barr said he has been speaking with the president about ways to move forward.
“I agree with him [Trump] that the Supreme Court decision was wrong,” Barr told The Associated Press. He said though that there is now “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”
House Democrats are meanwhile doing everything they can to stop the citizenship question from being added to the census. The House Oversight and Reform Committee is currently “investigating” the motives behind the citizenship question. They voted last month to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to provide requested documents about the proposed citizenship question.
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