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Nadler Speaks After House Judiciary Vote to Hold Barr in Contempt: ‘We Are Now in a Constitutional Crisis’

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler spoke following the committee vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt.

“We did not relish doing this, but we have no choice,” he said. “[Barr] has taken a much greater step farther in turning the entire Department of Justice into an instrument of Trump personally rather than an instrument of justice and a representative of the United States.”

He brought up POTUS’ comment about how they’ll fight all subpoenas and said, “They have decided to oppose the role of Congress as a coordinate branch of government representing the American people. They are stonewalling the American people from all information, and this cannot be.”

Nadler even went so far as to say, “We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis, we are now in it. We are now in a constitutional crisis.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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