Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi found another anti-Trump conspiracy theory to promote this week; suggesting the White House is attempting to use the United States Census to “Make America White Again.”
Pelosi was speaking with reporters when she was asked to comment on the President’s inclusion of a citizenship question in the upcoming survey.
“This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again,” Pelosi said; referring to the President’s iconic ‘Make America Great Again’ or ‘MAGA’ hat.
“They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted. It’s really disgraceful. And it’s not what our founders had in mind,” Pelosi said. “What they want to do is put a chilling effect so certain populations will not answer the form.”
The President is considering issuing an executive order to include the question after it was struck down by the Supreme Court in recent weeks.
Read the full report at The Hill.
Original Story: Published June 27, 2019
The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration Thursday morning; saying the White House’s case to include a “citizenship question” in the upcoming US Census failed to meet the necessary requirements.
“The Supreme Court found Thursday that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census,” reports the Hill. “The move is a surprise win for advocates who opposed the question’s addition, arguing it will lead to an inaccurate population count. The administration had argued the question was needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act.”
The judges sent the matter back to the Commerce Department, who must now provide another justification for including the controversial topic.
Critics of the question say it will dissuade legal immigrants and others from taking part in the census process, while advocates say it will better provide an accurate depiction of the country’s 327 million residents.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberal wing in making the ruling.