Conyers may seek hearings on ACORN

Rick Moran
He would be the most unlikely ally I could possibly think of but if House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers gets his way, he will likely hold hearings on the many crimes committed by ACORN:

Mr. Conyers' continued commitment to hearings bristles Capitol Hill Democrats because it threatens to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama's campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.

The groups came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

 Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee with the jurisdiction to conduct the hearing, said he does not think Congress is the place to hear criminal charges.

"It's not our business to say ACORN is terrible or ACORN is wonderful. That's not a congressional job," Mr. Nadler said. "The evidence - I've listened to it - I think most of it is nonsense. If it's true, it's a law enforcement matter."

However, he said he would bow to Mr. Conyers' request for a hearing. Mr. Conyers said he hasn't "pushed him yet."

ACORN officials, who have consistently denied any wrongdoing, said they welcomed a congressional probe.

"We are confident that in any setting where the facts are laid bare that the right-wing campaign to smear ACORN's good work will be exposed," ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring said.

Methinks the ACORN spokesman is whistling past the graveyard. Even a sham hearing by Conyers will get some of their crimes on the record. And while it highly unlikely that anything like a thorough job will be done by Conyers in looking into the illegal cooperation between the Obama campaign and ACORN, it will at least publicize the connections.

AT's Clarice Feldman has a piece up today at Pajamas Media on ACORN's illegal activities as well as the latest scandal that has a primary source for a New York Times reporter testifying that after detailing ACORN connections to the Obama campaign, the Times killed the story because it would be a "game changer."

Nope. No bias there.

Hat tip: Pat Hynes



He would be the most unlikely ally I could possibly think of but if House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers gets his way, he will likely hold hearings on the many crimes committed by ACORN:

Mr. Conyers' continued commitment to hearings bristles Capitol Hill Democrats because it threatens to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama's campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.

The groups came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

 Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee with the jurisdiction to conduct the hearing, said he does not think Congress is the place to hear criminal charges.

"It's not our business to say ACORN is terrible or ACORN is wonderful. That's not a congressional job," Mr. Nadler said. "The evidence - I've listened to it - I think most of it is nonsense. If it's true, it's a law enforcement matter."

However, he said he would bow to Mr. Conyers' request for a hearing. Mr. Conyers said he hasn't "pushed him yet."

ACORN officials, who have consistently denied any wrongdoing, said they welcomed a congressional probe.

"We are confident that in any setting where the facts are laid bare that the right-wing campaign to smear ACORN's good work will be exposed," ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring said.

Methinks the ACORN spokesman is whistling past the graveyard. Even a sham hearing by Conyers will get some of their crimes on the record. And while it highly unlikely that anything like a thorough job will be done by Conyers in looking into the illegal cooperation between the Obama campaign and ACORN, it will at least publicize the connections.

AT's Clarice Feldman has a piece up today at Pajamas Media on ACORN's illegal activities as well as the latest scandal that has a primary source for a New York Times reporter testifying that after detailing ACORN connections to the Obama campaign, the Times killed the story because it would be a "game changer."

Nope. No bias there.

Hat tip: Pat Hynes