The other select committee has worked out so well for them, and their interrogation of Cecile Richards went swimmingly, too. It stands to reason that a brand-new investigative committee would be appointed to investigate Planned Parenthood so they can fundraise from outraged teabaggers and evangelicals over edited videos, doesn't it?
But here we are, with a new
Monkey Court Select Committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and subpoena whatever they want whenever they want so they can whine about not getting all the documents they want.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today announcing the Republican appointments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s new Select Investigative Panel that will focus on the grisly practices of big abortion providers.
“Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action. At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still don’t have the full truth. Chairman Blackburn and our members will have the resources and the subpoena power to get to the bottom of these horrific practices, and build on our work to protect the sanctity of all human life.”
The members are all Republicans.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Chairman (R-TN)
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) Rep.
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
YAWN. They just don't learn, do they?