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June 16, 2009

Huh: Key Democratic Ally Claire McCaskill Admits Obama "Didn't Follow Law" on Firing AmericaCorps IG

Actually, she says he failed to follow proper procedure, which is a nice way of saying "did not follow the law," which in turn is a nice way of saying "broke the law."

She demands Obama immediately reinstate the illegally-fired IG and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate his conduct in this matter.

Just kidding.

She wants him to make up a better explanation, one that "sounds legal."

“The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service,” McCaskill said. “The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal.”

McCaskill, a key Obama ally, said that the president’s stated reason for the termination, “Loss of confidence’ is not a sufficient reason.”

She added that she was “hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.”

Wow, way to hold his feet to the fire, Claire.


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