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Saturday, February 23, 2019


The circus is on in Congress today, as House Republicans grill the president of Planned Parenthood in an effort to take down fetal tissue research (and maybe trigger a government shutdown).

But watch as the committee’s lead Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, points to the political double-standard: Lots of big corporations have actually been caught breaking laws — which Planned Parenthood has not — but you don’t see Congress going after their federal funding.

Video via House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democrats.

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13 responses to “Endorse This: Oversight Of The Oversight”

  1. GinnyAlbert says:

    How can Republicans refute Representative Cummings commentary on all their lies! Excellent job Mr. Cummings!

  2. Sanity Please says:

    This shutdown threat has nothing to do with Planned Parenthood, and everything to do with tea party terrorists like Ted Cruz trying to throw red meat to their base of supporters back in their districts. Cruz knew in 2013 he’d never get the ACA defunded; just like he knows he’ll never get Planned Parenthood defunded. It’s all about pandering.

  3. 1standlastword says:

    After many hours and thousands of tax payer dollars are spent; when the storm of committee investigations, threats and grillings silence, if David Daleiden’s actions have been manufactured to deceive the government and the public, what will be the consequences for him and his office?

    • Daniel Jones says:

      He’ll get lauded by misogynistic right-wingers trying to make him Surgeon General.

      • 1standlastword says:

        I’ve since heard that this is the 10th attempt by activists to frame PP to the end of cutting off funding. That would suggest that there are NO consequences for deception. I guess PP officials and staff physicians need to “CAREFULLY” vet third party vendors so this kind of useless wasteful expensive distraction doesn’t continue to happen….I mean 10 times should send up some very RED flags–or maybe PP staff are as stupid as our political leaders!!

        • Looner says:

          Again with blaming the victim, really? Republicans shouldn’t be lying dishonest immoral corrupt a-holes. It took 3 years of trying to entrap Planned Parenthood, and still Planned Parenthood didn’t DO ANYTHING WRONG. Planned parenthood is supposed to make sure that someone doesn’t illegally tape them, then edited the tape to say something other than what they actually said? How does that work?
          And let’s not even talk about the Benghazi witch hunt, that House leader Kevin McCarthy just ADMITTED was just to ruin Secretary Clinton’s poll numbers.
          How do you deal with people like that? How do you deal with such unmitigated evil?

          • 1standlastword says:

            I intend to contact PP to recommend they change their method of engagement with 3rd party vendors: They shouldn’t meet with 3rd party vendors off site in situations where negotiations can become too casual. They should consider posting a calendar date on their webpage for group interviews with 3rd party vendors and they should audio/video the entire process.

            Everybody knows rats and roaches can’t stand the light!

          • Looner says:

            Excellent suggestion re: public interviews of 3rd party vendors. Definitely suggest that to them!

  4. Paul J Endresen says:

    I’m glad that my simpler life is worth far more than the pandering congressmen, so bent on the value of their contentions. Thank you Mr. Cummings.

  5. Lynda Groom says:

    Mr. Cummings was spot on and the republicans know it full well. Of course they are not interested in the truth of the story, but are putting yet another dog and pony show for the idiotic base voters. They looked inept, ill informed and just plain arrogant. Their lunch was eaten right in front of them, but I doubt they are bright enough to have grasped that point.

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