What has become a new trend in politics? Lying under oath when giving Congressional testimony or during an FBI investigation, unfortunately. Much like other Trump Administration affiliates, Wilbur Ross has been caught in a lie. During his congressional testimony in March, Ross stated that he was “not aware” of any conversations between him or anyone on his team and the White House regarding the addition of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census. In a new document obtained through one of six court cases challenging said question, Ross’s attorneys write that he “recalls that [Steve] Bannon called Secretary Ross in the Spring of 2017 to ask Secretary Ross if he would be willing to speak to then-Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about Secretary Kobach’s ideas about a possible citizenship question on the decennial census.” The attorneys added that discussions about the citizenship question between Bannon and Ross took place in Spring of 2017 and “at subsequent times.” As we await the removal of the question through the six cases, we would like to echo the sentiments at the Post: Ross, seriously stop rigging the Census. And Congress, maybe do something about the fact so many people holding public office are comfortable with perjury.

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