May 8, 2019 / 9:13 PM / 18 days ago

Nadler says Barr contempt citation will go to House floor 'rapidly'

FILE PHOTO - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) listens as the House Judiciary Committee meets to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt over his refusal to comply with a subpoena seeking an unredacted version of the Mueller report.on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, after his panel voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release an unredacted copy of the Mueller report, said the measure would go to the House floor “rapidly.”

“This was a very grave and momentous step that we were forced to take today to move a contempt citation against the attorney general of the United States. We did not relish doing this. But we had no choice,” Nadler told reporters after the vote.

Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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