House Speaker Mike Johnson Pressures Rep. Luna to Drop Inherent Contempt Resolution Against AG Merrick Garland – EVOL

Politico Congress reporter Olivia Beavers reported on Tuesday that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is urging Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) to delay introducing her inherent contempt resolution against Attorney General Merrick Garland, which is planned for today, Wednesday.

A source present at the GOP conference reported that Speaker Johnson is encountering tough resistance, as Rep. Luna remains determined to move forward with her resolution.

“This comes after she told the conference at the mics that she’d bring up contempt and it will be on the floor Wednesday. She told members that she amended it so it’s not arresting him but fining him,” Beavers wrote.

Last month, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) notified her colleagues of her plan to introduce a resolution directing the House Sergeant at Arms to detain Attorney General Merrick Garland and bring him before the lower chamber.

“Under inherent contempt, the individual is brought before the bar of the House by the Sergeant at Arms, tried by the body, and can then be detained either in the Capitol or in D.C.,” Luna said. “This process demonstrates the seriousness with which Congress views non-compliance and the potential consequences for those who refuse to cooperate.”

Last Wednesday, Rep. Luna



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