Skip to comments.Sen. Claire McCaskill believes Secretary of State John Kerry has some explaining to do
Posted on 05/01/2014 4:51:45 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is seeking an explanation for the State Departments recent request for outside tutors to teach a course on how to survive congressional hearings.
In a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry this week, McCaskill, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on financial and contracting oversight, questions whether paying contractors to prep officials to face Congress is a good use of the agencys resources.
I question the Departments decision to award a new contract to manage its communications with Congress, rather than focusing its time and attention on fixing its underlying problems, McCaskill wrote, citing an April inspector generals finding that the departments oversight of its contracts leaves much to be desired.
McCaskill noted the Loops reporting last month on States official solicitation for contractors to run interactive seminars (role-playing!) for officials about to face the dreaded congressional panel. We presume the agency hopes to avoid future embarrassing performances for instance, an ambassador nominee knowing hardly anything about the country he or she is being sent to (we affectionately like to call it Bundler-to-Ambassador 101).
In her note to Kerry, McCaskill wonders whether the departments Bureau of Legislative Affairs isnt the place for such training. Among her other questions, the senator asks for a list of all quotes, bids, proposals and other responses submitted by contractors for the job and asks which office proposed this training.
Were also curious.
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She’s posing as a “concerned” Senator because she knows that she is going to be wiped out in the upcoming election.
If there was ever a Senator in the Congress who fits the description of “pure fraud”, it is Claire McCaskill.
I think he has some time to do like life.
It's not the misleading of the Senate she objects to. It's just where they get trained for it.
Claire McCaskill is especially responsible for Obama being allowed to run for President, even though he was not a U.S. citizen.
Imagine having to answer to this boob.
I’m glad it’s Kerry.
I’d like to see the boy start with an explanation of those three Purple Hearts he was given.
This is only because she is up for re-election.