Skip to comments.Oversight Dems to America: “You Don’t Have the Right to Know” about White House Spending...
Posted on 07/26/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT by blueyon
"Oversight Dems to America: You Dont Have the Right to Know about White House Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Political Activity" Committee votes to reject White House claim that head of political office has absolute immunity from Congress 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 Chairmans 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.
WATCH Congresswoman Holmes Norton (D-DC) in the debate on the resolution on White House immunity, argue You dont have the right to know
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WOW, what hutzpa...... I have news for her, yes I do since I pay the damn bill!
Here’s the video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfXoK68YXFc
Memo to Ho Norton. You don’t have the right to steal my money and spend it on your freeloading maggots to get yourself reelected.
It’s what Bammy tells them about the cash he’s putting away.
Apparently Ms Norton did not read as far as line #3 of the Resolution which cites the authority for the Committee having the “right to know”. Send in US Marshals to arrest her sorry ass.
OK, so will we now see the Sergeant-at-Arms proceed to arrest Mr. Simas in short order?
Or will this be another “oh well, I guess there is nothing we can do” moment for the repubs?
Someone call John Dean!
When Goldwater said this regarding Nixon, there was quite a blow. The Partisan Media Shills won’t say much about this.
Bite me, my friend...(want to keep within the decorum riles)
The fact that this can be said, and said in all seriousness, shows us how far we’ve fallen.
America, we hardly knew ye...
Shadow congresswoman unless they changed the rules while I wasn't watching. DC is not a State and has a non voting representative.
Fine then. Defund all White Houe operations down to the cooks and butlers. No money for the light or water bills either.
> Its what Bammy tells them about the cash hes putting away.
And you know he is. They’re going to walk into Fort Knox and find gold painted bricks and a golf ball or two left behind in the vault.
I think you are right. I recall her being referred to as a “delegate”.
Oh, just one
The Founding States had made the Constitution's Clause 1 of Section 7 of Article I to uniquely give to the House of Representatives (HoR) the power to initiatiate appropriariations bills. James Madison later wrote that the basic reason that the States gave this power only to the HoR was essentially so that the voters could threaten their federal representatives with their jobs if they made bills to fund Senate or Oval Office projects that the voters objected to.
The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure [emphasis added]. James Madison, The Federalist Papers : No. 58.
Delegate Norton, having examined the penumbra declares the
Separation of Government and People.
Payback comes in November at the ballot box!!!
Not exactly. She can vote in committee but not on the final floor vote. Technically she is refered to as a Delegate like the four others but some idiots refer to her as Congresswoman to give her more prestige.
This is especially infuriating coming from Norton who is only allowed to make believe she is a Congresswoman because she is Black. She is a liberal moron and enemy of freedom.