Republican members of the House Oversight Committee demanded answers from Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, on questionable treatment and “political interference” from the Biden administration in the 2020 Census.
The group of Republicans, led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Raimondo to demand answers on questionable treatment from the Biden Administration and possible “political interference” in the 2020 census. The Republicans believe this could have given the census a “strikingly different” result than originally anticipated in December.
“Given the extra time it took to complete the 2020 Census – including not meeting the statutory deadlines by months – we have questions about the methodology,” the group said.
The group is wondering in what capacity Biden and his administration “may have played in releasing these numbers, especially as the results differ from evaluation estimates released mere months ago in ways that benefit blue states over red states.”