Well, well, well. It seems as if Hair Furor finally found an issue that he just couldn’t obstruct on, no matter how much he might like to. MSNBC just broke the news that the United States Justice Department is declining to advise the Trump administration to attempt to delay the preparation of census forms for next years census.
As a result, the administration confirmed that the Commerce Department will begin printing the forms without the US citizenship question on it. After being rebuffed by the Supreme Court, Trump had pissily thundered that he would delay the census if necessary, in order for the matter to be relitigated, in hopes of getting the question on the 2020 census.
This is major news, and a major defeat, not only for Trump, but for the entire Republican party. If the general election surge against Trump turns into another tsunami, just like in 2018, it could end up flipping state legislatures blue. This would put the Democrats in control of the redistricting process in more states in 2021, so it is only natural that they wold want the maximum number of breathing souls to be counted, especially minorities which tend to lean more Democratic.