2020 Census Controversy: AG and Commerce Secretary Held in Contempt

A house committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for withholding documents related to the 2020 census.

The committee said Barr and Ross stone-walled efforts to investigate a controversial citizenship question on the U.S. census.

Experts say the question will discourage some immigrant families from filling out the forms, skewing population counts.

But the president defended the question, saying he sees nothing wrong with it.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether the citizenship question can be included in the 2020 census.