Why don't Democrats want to know whether people answering census are citizens?
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Rep. Jim Jordan unloaded on Democrats during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, asking what they were so afraid of in asking a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.The answer the Democrats are unwilling to give is that they benefit with additional House seats if non-citizens are included in the count. It is one of the ways they game the system to stay in power since there are not enough citizens who support their agenda.
The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee called out his Democrat colleagues for wanting to push through a hearing before the Supreme Court rules on the issue.
“Why don’t they want to know? That’s the fundamental question: why don’t the Democrats want to know how many citizens are in the country?” the Ohio Republican asked.
“Go ask any person anywhere across this country, walking down the street, walk up to them and say ‘hey, do you think on the census we should ask how many citizens are in the country – ask are you a citizen?'” Jordan continued. “Every single person you will encounter will say, ‘well, yeah, of course we should ask that.’ Their next question will be, ‘aren’t we doing that already?'”
Jordan noted that the question has been asked for decades but now Democrats don’t want to know the answer, citing the hearing and efforts by Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to follow through on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt over documents related to a Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.