DADDY GOVERNMENT: Oversight Dems Say, “You Don’t Have A Right to Know” Government Wrongs

Published on July 26, 2014

Why should we even question this? Won’t the government take care of us and make sure they are not doing anything wrong? Check it out…

From the mouth of Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC:

You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton firmly declared Friday during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.


Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a resolution to reject White House assertions of “absolute immunity” for political affairs office head, David Simas, who has failed to appear before the Committee twice. This morning, the White House declined Chairman’s further accommodation to allow Mr. Simas to comply with his obligations under the subpoena. Yesterday, Chairman Issa offered White House Counsel Neil Eggleston the option of committing to make Mr. Simas available for a deposition and producing documents: the same accommodations to which the Bush Administration agreed when Democrats held the majority in the House of Representatives.

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