Raw Story reports on a dissent being prepared by Democrats that criticizes Congress over lack of action on the Jeff Gannon scandal as well as several other investigations which they’ve stonewalled.
Prepared by House Democrats, part of the dissent reads:
“We have an Administration that is all too willing to flaunt the law, and a Republican-controlled Congress that refuses to investigate even the most serious ethical transgressions. Whether it is torture at Abu Ghraib, sole source contracts with Haliburton, or the outing of a CIA operative, this Congress has been unwilling and unable to ask the hard questions or issue the difficult subpoenas. The Committee’s failure to request even the most cursory of information regarding Mr. Gannon from the Administration represents a disturbing continuation of this trend, and illustrates the ongoing problem of one-party rule in Washington.”
With more on Gannon further down:
“In our judgment it simply defies credibility that a phony reporter, operating under an alias, who couldn’t get privilegesin the House or Senate press gallery, could receives hundreds of White House ‘day passes’ without the intervention of someone very high up at the White House. We are also unable to believe that while Pulitzer Prize winning journalists have been turned down for White House press passes, a neophyte, pseudo-journalist working for a Republican-controlled media front operation could receive virtually open-ended access to the White House press room in the absence of preferential treatment. In this context, we believe the full House is entitled to vote on H. Res. 136 to present these questions directly to the Administration.”