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Wilbur Ross testifying before House today. He's already lied under oath about census citizenship question:

1. Said DOJ requested q when he did

2. Said didn’t discuss w/ Trump officials when Steve Bannon put him in touch with Kris Kobach to add question

And Wilbur Ross absurdly claimed census citizenship question needed to enforce Voting Rights Act when even top Trump DOJ official admitted "not necessary." Trump admin hasn't filed single lawsuit to enforce VRA motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
Federal court said Wilbur Ross "violated the law" & "violated public trust" by adding citizenship question to 2020 census. Ross “alternately ignored, cherry-picked, or badly misconstrued the evidence in the record before him" motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
Wilbur Ross falsely claimed DOJ first requested citizenship question on 2020 census but new memo from @OversightDems shows member of Trump transition team initially proposed idea. More evidence undermining Ross's testimony oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat…
.@AOC notes Kris Kobach wrote to Wilbur Ross & wanted citizenship question added to census to exclude non citizens from counting toward Congressional apportionment. "It had nothing to do with Voting Rights Act," she said. "It is about immigrants & Congressional apportionment"
Per @AOC's point, GOP wants to add census citizenship question to radically change how districts are drawn, excluding noncitizens from representation even though districts have long counted total population. That would be massive power shift to whiter & more Republican areas
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