Pelosi claims adding a citizenship question to the census violates a ‘constitutional mandate’

Pelosi claims adding a citizenship question to the census violates a ‘constitutional mandate’

[Ed. – She really shouldn’t be permitted to speak without her meds.]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) condemned the Trump Administration’s announcement that they will be reinstating the citizenship question on the 2020 census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“The Trump Administration’s late night announcement of a new citizenship question violates the clear constitutional mandate to provide an accurate count of all people living in the United States,” she said in a statement Tuesday.

“This detrimental change will inject fear and distrust into vulnerable communities,” she added, “and cause traditionally undercounted communities to be even further under-represented, financially excluded and left behind.”

She called the decision “disturbing” and said Trump “pushed this decision as a dog-whistle tactic to raise funds for his campaign committee.”

Pelosi claimed “the Trump Administration put politics over the Constitution and, in so doing, ignored the consensus views of former Census Bureau directors of both parties and the conclusions of the Census Bureau’s own recent study, which warns of ‘an unprecedented groundswell in confidential and data sharing concerns, particularly among immigrants or those who live with immigrants.’”

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