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EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Falsely Implies Mass Suspension Of Committee Investigators Was &Bipartisan

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 20th, 2006 11:12 am by HL

Lewis Falsely Implies Mass Suspension Of Committee Investigators Was ‘Bipartisan’

Think Progress.org
Excerpt

Powerful House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has abruptly suspended the contracts of “60 investigators who had worked for his committee rooting out fraud, waste and abuse, effective immediately.” The investigators were “brought on to handle the extraordinary level of fraud investigations facing the panel.”

Lewis is currently under federal investigation over corruption charges reportedly uncovered during the Duke Cunningham investigation. He has spent nearly $800,000 in legal fees since May.

Lewis’ spokesman yesterday tried to portray the suspensions as part of a bipartisan review that occured with the support of the committee’s ranking member Rep. David Obey (D-WI):

H.L.s Take
They know they are going down, they are now just trying to control how low.

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