Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, though the Supreme Court ruled against its inclusion last month.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said he has been in regular contact with President Trump about the question, which the president is determined to see featured on the decennial survey.
“I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong,” Barr told the AP. The attorney general added that he thinks there is “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”
Barr declined to provide further details to the wire service on how the question will be added to the census.
Now the left, who thought they took home a victory when the Supreme Court pushed the matter back to the lower courts two weeks ago, is having a meltdown.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the way, arguing the only reason President Trump wants the question included is to “make America white again.”
“This is about keeping, you know, make America, you know this hat Make America White Again. 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. What they want to do is put a chilling effect so certain populations will not answer the form, that they won’t answer the form, that they won’t respond,” she said. “Don’t give them that victory. You must respond because otherwise, they win.”