Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Norwood: Tell me what I want to hear OR ELSE...

This comes via Pondering American. It seems that Congressman Charlie Norwood threatened a Congressional Research Service employee because she provided him with accurate testimony that he did not want to hear.

"The studies are all over the place," she said. "There are not studies that have shown rampant abuse."

Norwood told Siskin he was "disappointed" in her testimony, and that he planned to complain to her superiors.

Aside from information he didn't like, Norwood said he didn't hear any new revelations during the two days of hearings in North Georgia.

The CRS has the mission to tell Congress what is going on. In other words, to tell them how it is, not to shade reports to tell Senators and Congressmen what they want to hear. This is outrageous.

We have seen Tom Tancredo spout big lies about President Bush and others wanting what he labels "amnesty" - and now, inconvenient facts are to be ignored and lead to threats to someone who just did her job by Congressman Charlie Norwood. Is he going to be given a pass for this outrageous demand for "fake but accurate" testimony because he is allied with Tom Tancredo and the other hard-liners?

I thought truth mattered to conservatives. Congressman Norwood seems to think otherwise.

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