Raskin accuses House GOP of ‘political opportunism’ ahead of contempt vote

House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) accused House Republicans of moving forward with a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress out of “political opportunism.”

The House is set to vote as soon as Wednesday on the contempt charges, which would refer Garland for criminal prosecution to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia over allegations he impeded Republicans’ impeachment inquiry by refusing access to audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with former special counsel Robert Hur. The Department of Justice has already published the full transcripts of those interviews, with Raskin arguing in an 18-page memo to Democratic committee members on Tuesday that listening to the recordings “will not change the content of these interviews.”

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