Peter Navarro Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress

Peter Navarro Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
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September 11, 2023

Former White House official and Trump ally Peter Navarro was recently found guilty of contempt of Congress.

The contempt charges stem from Navarro’s refusal to comply with the congressional investigation of the January 6 Capitol riot that resulted in a violent attack.

The former official’s verdict came after a judge found that his claims about an alleged stolen election were unsubstantiated and lacking evidence.

“Peter Navarro made a choice. He chose not to abide by the congressional subpoena,” prosecutor Elizabeth Aloi said.

Aloi stated that Navarro willingly chose to not cooperate with the investigation, based on his ties to the former president.

“The defendant chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over compliance to the subpoena,” said Aloi.

Navarro stated that he would appeal the case which would eventually end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Navarro’s case is set for January 12, 2024. Each of his contempt of Congress charges could cause him to face up to a year in jail.

In other news, Texas Judge Maya Guerra Gamble declared the highly controversial House Bill 2127 unconstitutional.

The bill, also known as the “Death Star” bill, would have prevented cities and counties from regulating eight major areas of government without first getting approval from the Texas Legislature, which only meets every other year.

The major areas affected would have included agriculture, business and commerce, finance, insurance, labor, natural resources, occupations and property.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg celebrated the recent ruling.

“This is a win for democracy,” said Mayor Nirenberg.

“The ruling is a critical step toward ensuring Texas cities and their respective residents maintain their ability to govern themselves.”

Nirenberg continued by stating how he expected those opposed to the ruling on HB 2127 to appeal.

“The Governor and state Legislature will undoubtedly continue their attempts to thwart local control, but San Antonio will stay vigilant in its fight to protect the voice and power of our residents. I also want to express gratitude for the members of our state delegation who supported local self-governance,” said Niremburg.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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