When the Congress voted to cut off funds to ACORN not only did Congressman Nadler vote against the resolution, but make speeches against cutting off the funds saying the congressional action a “bill of attainder,” or an unfair, punitive act by Congress.
“Last week, to the great shame of this House,” Nadler said from the floor on September 25, “we passed a Bill of Attainder.” Whatever infractions Acorn may be guilty of, Nadler said, “it ought to be vetted or sanctioned by the appropriate administrative agency or by the judiciary. But Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people without trial.
This morning in Nadler’s committee, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) brought up the issue of the need for a full congressional investigation of ACORN. King Reminded Nadler that he said he would consider an investigation as soon as he saw credible evidence of ACORN wrongdoing. Nadler of course stonewalled (See Video below H/T Big Government)
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Notice that Nadler said the matter is solely an issue for local, state and federal law enforcement. But back in 2003 when the Bush administration was going to review the EPA’s response at the World Trade Center data review of the EPA’s response at the World Trade Center, Nadler felt a little different about congressional “meddling:”
“The Democratic Leadership of the House of Representatives nevertheless continues to call for a congressional investigation because the power of the subpoena is important to get to the bottom of many of these questions.
Apparently Jabba the Congressman doesn’t believe in “what’s good for the goose…