I hear that Democrats think they’re going to pass amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants by encouraging the House to pass whatever immigration bills it likes, then go to “conference” with the Senate bill.
“Get us to a conference,” Menendez pleaded with the liberal activists, according to Slate’s Dave Weigel. “In a conference, we can negotiate the notion of bringing all those bills together and get to common ground.”
As Breitbart News reported this weekend, conservatives fear that House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and other members of GOP leadership, will use a conference committee, either advertently or inadvertently, to pass an amnesty.
Why would Republicans allow themselves to dragged into passing another one of the Regime’s agenda items, when there are so many other things they need to be focused on? What’s the matter with these guys? I’m talking about Fast and Furious, Extortion 17, Benghazi, DOJ spying on media, IRS, NSA, State Dept war on whistleblowers, 4 EPA scandals, ObamaCare, Obamaphones, and now the latest scandal at the Department of Energy where officials have allegedly issued a gag order on employees during a congressional investigation – which is a crime according to Darrell Issa.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials ordered subordinates not to talk to congressional investigators about their investigation into illicit hiring practices and related whistleblower retaliation allegations, according to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darell Issa (R-Calif.).
Issa, in a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, revealed that the deputy secretary of energy issued a gag order following the release of a highly critical inspector general report last week.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a division of the DOE, allegedly violated DOE hiring guidelines in a manner than disadvantaged military veterans, according to the scathing IG report.
The BPA employees who cooperated with the IG’s investigation were fired, suspended or disciplined in other ways, the report found.
Further, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman “verbally instructed Elliot Mainzer, the individual [Poneman] chose to serve as acting administrator of BPA, that no BPA employees were to talk with anyone regarding these allegations, including congressional investigators,” Issa wrote in a July 17 letter.
Issa went on to warn that “obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime.”
In an email to the Free Beacon, Stephen M. Kohn, the executive director of the National Whistleblower Center expressed similar concerns.
He argued that any “attempt to ‘gag’ employees from communicating with Congress” represents a “gross violation of law.”
The Regime is grossly violating the law *again* – that’s all.
The more Obama and his flunkies whine about Republicans being distracted by “phony scandals”, the more Republicans should be relentlessly pursuing them. There’s more than enough to do just keeping track of all the scandals. I hate repeating myself, but they need to be the party of not just “No”, but “HELL NO”. Instead of working with the Democrats, they should be introducing legislation every day to undo the damage Regime has been doing to the economy..
Senator Cruz is leading the way…
Since the President took office, the average rate of annual economic growth has been a paltry 0.9 percent, compared to the historically normal rate of 3.3 percent. If President Obama truly cared about sparking economic growth and bringing opportunity to the American people, he would join the growing chorus of elected leaders calling for full defund of Obamacare – the single strongest step government can take to unshackle jobs, investment, and growth again in America. As James Hoffa of the Teamsters Union put it, Obamacare “will… destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
I am working hard to help lead the effort to defund Obamacare in the next 68 days as part of the next Continuing Resolution, and I would urge the President and his party to join us in a real agenda for jobs and growth.
Someone else who gets it: Chaffetz: My job is to “put some brakes” on administration’s policies:
You Republicans who think it will help your polling numbers to cooperate with this Regime? No. It’s the opposite. Congress gets low marks not because of “gridlock” but because voters are appalled at spinelessness of too many of you. Stop worrying about the polls and get serious about saving the Republic from Obama’s thugocracy.
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!