Barr Jokes About Contempt Vote At Rosenstein Farewell: ‘This Must Be A Record’

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May 9, 2019 3:19 p.m.

Attorney General William Barr is taking the House Judiciary Committee’s recommendation that he be held in contempt of Congress in stride.

During a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, Barr joked about the his record-breaking experience as head of the Justice Department thus far.

“You like records,” he said, turning to Rosenstein. “This must be a record for an attorney general being proposed for contempt within a hundred days of taking office.”

While the House Judiciary Committee voted 24 to 16 to recommend Barr be held in contempt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was tightlipped on Thursday about if or when the House might take up that vote.

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