Judiciary Committee Republicans: Do your job, Holder.
Done with the White House non-response to the claims that Joe Sestak (who recently beat out Obama-endorsed Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary) received a job offer from the White House, all seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have stepped up to demand a proper investigation from AG Holder.
Via Jake Tapper:
“If such things happened they would constitute a serious breach of the law,” Axelrod told CNN, “and when the allegations were looked into there is no evidence of such a thing”
That was not enough for the Republican Senators, who wrote to Holder that they “do not believe the Department of Justice can properly defer to White House lawyers to investigate a matter that could involve ‘a serious breach of the law.’ The White House cannot possibly manage an internal investigation of potential criminal misconduct while simultaneously crafting a public narrative to rebut the claim that misconduct occurred.”
Wait – the White House shouldn’t be left to handle an investigation into a claim that could land them with a felony? These people are just asking for too much!
The ramifications of this are huge, and the claim should be treated accordingly. It’s inconvenient any way the Democrats handle it, at this point – I can’t figure out how they can spin it to their benefit. From our own Haystack earlier today:
This is all rather counterintuitive to me as I don’t follow Democrat politics. Maybe the Administration is dragging this story out in an effort to give Sestak anti-Administration cred as he goes into an election. Maybe they’re just inept. Whatever the reason, the Obama Administration is now in the interesting position of potentially supporting a candidate they have branded as either a liar or delusional.
It’s unbelievable that it had to come to this – the White House arrogance behind pretending this didn’t happen is stunning.