Rep. Conyers May Proceed With Investigation of ACORN
Far Left Democrat John Conyers suggested on March 19, 2009 that there should be a Congressional investigation of the ACORN Organization:
The news that Conyers would want to investigate this democrat-friendly organization drew praise from conservative critics- something new for this Far Left Bush-hater.
Today the Washington Times wrote more on Conyers and ACORN.
ACORN says they would welcome an investigation.
The Washington Times reported:
Opponents of the liberal activist group ACORN have found an unlikely champion in House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., who is clashing with his own party to pursue hearings on accusations that the group has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.
“I still want to do it and I probably will,” Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, told The Washington Times on Tuesday.
He dismissed the argument made by fellow Democrats that accusations of voter fraud and other crimes should be explored by prosecutors and decided in court, not by lawmakers in Congress.
“That’s our jurisdiction, the Department of Justice,” Mr. Conyers said. “That’s what we handle – voter fraud. Unless that’s been taken out of my jurisdiction and I didn’t know it.”
Mr. Conyers’ continued commitment to hearings bristles Capitol Hill Democrats because it threatens to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama’s campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.
It really would be shocking if Conyers went ahead with an investigation.
Related… The Liberty Boys has more on the New York Times-ACORN scandal. O’Reilly was going to report on this story tonight.