Rep. Duncan reacts to President’s census announcement
President Trump has switched strategy to determine the numbers of citizens and non-citizens in the population. On this controversial issue, Trump can count Third District Rep. Jeff Duncan an ally. The Laurens Republican issued said yesterday: “The United States has every right to know how many citizens and non-citizens there are in this country….” Duncan released a letter that he sent to the attorney general encouraging the inclusion of the citizenship question. Earlier the lawmaker tried an amendment to the budget process to strip a Democrat provision preventing the census from asking about citizenship. With census questionnaires already at the printer’s, Trump now intends to direct federal agencies to compile the information using databases.