Look Out! Here Come the House Probes!
Rep. Henry Waxman just doesn’t know where he will be begin in probing the BUsh Administration:
The Democratic congressman who will investigate the Bush administration’s running of the government says there are so many areas of possible wrongdoing, his biggest problem will be deciding which ones to pursue.
There’s the response to Hurricane Katrina, government contracting in Iraq and on homeland security, political interference in regulatory decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, and allegations of war profiteering, Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., told the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m going to have an interesting time because the Government Reform Committee has jurisdiction over everything,” Waxman said Friday, three days after his party’s capture of Congress put him in line to chair the panel. “The most difficult thing will be to pick and choose.”
Waxman, who’s in his 16th term representing West Los Angeles, had plenty of experience leading congressional investigations before the Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in 1994.
Well, it’s not like they weren’t warned…
Ray McGovern, a Bush Crimes Commission representative, hand delivers mock indictments through the White House gate on Tuesday January, 10, 2006.
On September 13, 2006, they hand delivered their verdict to the White House.
Maybe Rep. Waxman could save us some time and just borrow from the Bush Crime people.