Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) 10th District NC announced in September of 2009 that he had requested from Rep. Towns, current Chairman of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee to bring Obama’s federal appointees, (A.K.A. Czars) to testify before Congress. Rep. McHenry has repeatedly said that because of the Democrat control of the committee he was unable to accomplish this task. Now that the Republicans have a majority in the House, and Rep. Darrell Issa from CA is the incoming Chairman to the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, will McHenry be able to bring these controversial appointees to D.C.?
Issa has vowed to cause the current head of the EPA Lisa Jackson to have “her own parking spot” outside his building. Yet if the Bush Tax Cut extension negotiations that have turned into another stimulus package is any indication, the GOP already seems to be crumbling when it comes to living up to the mandate they said they were given by the American people in November.
Will Rep. McHenry get Mark Llyod the Diversity Czar to explain under oath why he thought Chavez taking over the media in Venezuela was a good thing?
Will he get the Healthcare Czar, Donald Berwick, to explain under oath why any just and equitable healtcare plan ”MUST re-distribute wealth”?
Or will he get Cas Sunstein, the Regulatory Czar, to answer under oath why he thinks hunting should be banned, and why he thinks the 2nd Amendment does NOT give citizen’s the right to own guns?
Or will he get John Holdren, the Science Czar, to testify about the beliefs he writes about in a textbook he co-authored called Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. Statements like these:
“Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”
“ One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone.”
“Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion…”
I do not believe I will hold my breath. But maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.
A Hair of the Dog Appointment | The Weekly Standard. Joseph Smith, new nominee from NC to run FHFA.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006105.html Issa new incoming head of the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee.