Democrats are blame-shifting again

Ed Lasky
The Hill's Andrew Restuccia reports:  Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted top executives at the now-bankrupt California solar manufacturer Solyndra Wednesday, suggesting they misled federal officials about the financial standing of the company. The effort to shift blame to Solyndra, which went bankrupt in August after the Obama administration in 2009 approved a $535 million stimulus loan guarantee for the company to build a solar manufacturing facility, comes as Republicans have sought to pummel the White House on the issue. Rep. Dianne DeGette (D-Colo.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce's oversight panel, said top Solyndra executives painted a rosy picture of the company's financial outlook during a meeting with lawmakers in July. "We also need to ask whether Solyndra misled federal officials," Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said.  Of course, these Democrats are trying...(Read Full Post)

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