Thursday, March 11, 2010

Issa Queries The White House

Rep. Darrell Issa of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee thinks the White House has some explaining to do, so he's asking questions about Rep. Joe Sestak's claim that the Obama White House offered him a "high-ranking" job if he would agree not to run against Arlen Specter in the primary.

Jake Sherman at Politico writes:

But in a letter to White House general counsel Robert Bauer Wednesday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that, if Sestak’s allegation is true, administration officials may have violated a federal statute which makes it a crime for a government employee to use his authority “for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate” for certain offices, including Senate seats.

"While the White House may think this is politics as usual, what is spectacularly unusual is when a candidate — a U.S. congressman no less — freely acknowledges such a proposal,” Issa wrote. “Almost always candidates keep quiet about such deals, and for good reason — they are against the law."

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Vote them in and out on a regular basis - none of the 535 should get to stay too long.