The Democrats are preparing to issue subpoenas to Attorney General William Barr.

Barr has been in the news lately after his summary of the Mueller report was submitted to Congress.

Obviously, that is why he was being subpoenaed, right?

Nope.

If not for the Russia non-collusion, then what?

Answer: to answer for why the census will ask respondents if they are citizens.

Wait, what?

That is right — the Democrats don’t want the government to count the number of citizens in this country.

Um, that’s kind of the point of the census. Why have a census, then?

President Trump wondered the same thing.

He tweeted: “Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all-important Citizenship Question. Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!”

Rep. Elijah Cummings (M-MD), chair of the House Oversight Committee, wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Barr, asking them for “the real reason that you added a citizenship question to the 2020 census.”

Why would the Democrats need to know this? What are they worried about?

Might it have something to do with losing their voting base?

No, not the Democrats! Their intentions are pure.

Democratic activists say the real reason is because there is a nefarious plot to turn back the clock to the segregation era. Clearly, this one simple question is meant to bring back the era of “Jim Crow.”

According to the left-wing site VOX, this is precisely the goal of the Trump administration. They reported: “The plan is to take America back to the pre-civil rights era. It’s not just a symbolic issue … adding a single citizenship question to the 2020 census could scare away millions of immigrants from filling out their mandatory survey.”

What do they have to be scared of? If they are citizens, then they have nothing to fear.

The report continued: “A skewed census would hurt the places in America where Latinos are most likely to live — cities and blue states — fueling both the lawsuit and the suspicion that the Trump administration is engaging in deliberate subterfuge.”

Again, if they are legal, then they shouldn’t be scared.

This line in the report is very telling. If you read between the lines, the Democrats gave their true motive for dragging Trump Cabinet members in front of Congress: They would lose votes.

The Democrats openly acknowledged that illegal voters are more likely to be in liberal-leaning states. If they are not counted, then this hurts their chances at the polls.

The census is used to redraw congressional districts and to decide the number of electors in the Electoral College.

Interesting. As I recall, the Democrats lost the Electoral College last time.

It seems that the Democrats are the party with the nefarious plot to influence the election results.

It is a waste of congressional time to drag Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in front of Congress for a show trial.

However, Democrats love to grandstand and complain about being victimized. They are unlikely to retract their subpoenas.