Republican Senators today sent a letter to the Obama Administration appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Sestak bribery scandal.
Megyn Kelly interviewed Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) who said this:
“These are serious charges. You can’t just brush them aside… It looks like they’re trying to cover it up. Sestak ought to have to testify under oath. This is a serious charge.”
The Hill reported:
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday requested that the Obama administration appoint a special prosecutor to probe allegations it offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) a job to stay out of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic primary.
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In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the members say the alleged offer could have violated federal laws that prohibit the “promise of employment or other benefit for political activity.”
“The allegations in this matter are very serious and, if true, suggest a possible violation of various federal criminal laws intended to safeguard our political process from the taint of bribes and political machine manipulation,” they wrote.
Republicans have escalated pressure on the White House and Sestak to reveal what, if anything, was offered to Sestak to give Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) — whom President Barack Obama endorsed — a clear path for reelection.
Republican senators who signed the letter are: Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John Cornyn (Texas) and Tom Coburn (Okla.)