Friday, June 26, 2009

Congress Refuses To Investigate ACORN

The U.S. House of Representatives, a/k/a the "people's house," is apparently abdicating its oversight responsibility when it comes to probing widespread allegations of vote fraud:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying "powers that be" put the kibosh on the idea.
Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style "protection" racket.
Perhaps he is concerned more about legal issues closer to home. Rep. Conyers wife, Detroit City Councilor Monica Conyers, today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.