Lawmakers furious at DOJ move that could protect fired VA official

by FOXNews.com  |  published on June 2, 2016


Lawmakers are fuming over what they describe as a “shameful” decision by the Justice Department that could help the former head of the scandal-scarred Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital get her job back.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in a letter sent Tuesday, notified House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that the DOJ would not defend a key provision of the Veteran Affairs reform law, passed in the wake of the scandal over officials covering up long patient wait-times.

The provision in question had helped uphold the expedited firing of the Phoenix official at the heart of the scandal, Sharon Helman.

Now, lawmakers say Lynch’s decision could put Helman back on the job, as she pursues a lawsuit against the government.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Impeach the entire Obama Muslim Brotherhood administration!

  • CMSgt, USAF, Retired

    Come on Congress, let’s see if you have a spine ( for the male members, transgender or not, the question is do you have balls?). It is long past time to rein in this corrupt bunch of boot lickers fawning over the pretender in chief. You were elected to leadership positions, so either lead or get the hell out of the way.

    • CharlieSeattle

      In July of 2014, The North American Law Center (TNALC. org) made public their proposed Articles of Impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama, a combined 48 criminal charges under three Articles…

      ARTICLE I – Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud

      ARTICLE II – Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office

      ARTICLE III – Aiding and Abetting known enemies of the United States

      Since then, House Republicans who have publicly stated their support for Impeachment, and even some who have directly committed to advance TNALC Articles of Impeachment, like Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, have done absolutely nothing to hold Obama accountable for the many impeachable crimes of his administration.

      The Constitutional Accountability Coalition (CAC) in 29 states, focused entirely upon advancing the TNALC Articles, has been hosting a weekly BTR event to muster support for the Impeachment of Obama.

      RNC National Member, Republican National Committee member David Agema from Michigan has introduced the linked Resolution in Support of Proper Articles of Impeachment at the national level, similar to a GOP Resolution currently traveling at the county and district level through CAC groups in 29 states.

      northamericanlawcenter. org/impeachment-resolution-introduced-at-the-rnc/#. VorGDcArKgQ

      Now, ………….Guess what happened and who protected Obama?

      ”RNC SCUTTLES IMPEACHMENT IN COMMITTEE VOTE”

      By J.B. Williams | January 16, 2016

      newswithviews. com/JBWilliams/williams320. htm

      ….Sorta raises serious questions about WHICH party they really belong to!

      At the opening of the January Republican National Committee meeting in Charleston South Carolina Wednesday, the RNC Resolutions Committee was forced to vote on a RNC Resolutionknown as the Agema Resolution, supporting the proper Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his many crimes of treason, tyranny and treachery against the United States and the people.

      The nine member Resolutions Committee chaired by Carolyn McLarty of Oklahoma, voted unanimously to kill the Agema Resolution in committee, preventing the full body of the RNC from ever having a vote or voice on the measure in the full meeting scheduled for Friday January 15.

      Not one member of the RNC Resolutions Committee supported the Agema Resolution to impeach what is admittedly the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Not even known acts of treason and tyranny by the Obama Administration, not the Iran deal, or even Obama’s recent unilateral gun grab EO (Executive Order) just a week ago, was enough to cause the leadership of the Republican Party to support a resolution on impeachment.

      The nine members of the RNC Resolutions Committee who blocked the measure from the full body are as follows…

      Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma) Chair
      Melody Potter (West Virginia)
      Paul Reynolds (Alabama)
      Tamara Scott (Iowa)
      Steve Scheffler (Iowa)
      Pat Longo (Connecticut)
      John Frey (Connecticut)
      Rosie Tripp (New Mexico)
      Linda Acherman (California)

      Republicans were given the purse strings in 2010 and have not “defunded” anything since, not even Planned Parenthood. From 2009 through 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching Obama was “we don’t control the Senate” and “we will impeach if we get control of the Senate,” which the people gave them control of a year ago in the 2014 election cycle.

      Since 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching has been, “there is no public outcry for impeachment,” which is true, because Republicans had taken “impeachment off the table” under Boehner and McConnell, and clearly, it remains “off the table” under Paul Ryan, and certainly Priebus.

      THIS VOTE WAS …NOT REPORTED BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

      …………….Trump/Carson 2016

  • patriotism-matters

    Would not defend? Impeachment proceedings should begin immediately. Of course we know the corrupt cowards of congress will do nothing about it though.

    • rannan3

      If Congress went after Obama or Loretta Lynch, there would be an all-out race war. No one will risk that happening. Think about it.

      • patriotism-matters

        What was that quote from Benjamin Franklin? ?? I got it.

        “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

        No Constitutional rule of law FOR ALL; no liberty.

      • Abel

        I have thought about if. I would risk it in a heartbeat!

        The primary reason we still have “racism” is because it is profitable for certain “races.” It is an integral part of the “Redistribution of Wealth” concept of Global Socialists.

      • CharlieSeattle

        FU!

      • CMSgt, USAF, Retired

        rannan3 – are you suggesting that we are to take no action against the bunch of crooks in this administration because you fear a race war? Open your eyes, what do you think is happening now? The blacks, Hispanics and Muslims will rule this Nation if action is not taken if we do not quickly take action to rein these lawless SOBs in. The saying “gone to hell in a hand basket” fairly accurately our Nation. Inaction will only allow it to get worse.

  • Jmanjo

    If Congress makes the laws and the President has been sworn in to uphold the laws of the land, and the DOJ is the tool he has to do that then how can Congress sit by and let this administration ignore the law and allow the government bureaucrats the latitude to make up their own rules and run rampant over the legislated and accepted law of the land! Impeach, lock up, dismiss, or tar and feather this criminal administration before they cause law-abiding citizens to take actions to insure our laws get enforced. This is why our borders are open, our immigration is amuck, and the domestic tranquility is threatened. It isn’t safe here anymore because the federal government is lawless.

    • Abel

      They can get away with it because there are so many laws on the books. One can violate a hundred thousand or more laws and no one will say a word about it because they are unaware of the laws being there, unless, of course, you happen to piss the right person off and she/he is angry enough to research a law that would have protected his/her butt. And Congress continues to write laws at the rate of about ten thousand a year. Laws are never removed from the books because it might upset some “precedent” that some sniveling lawyer won a case over a hundred years ago.

      You’re right about the open borders, and our migration problem does suck. We need to stop the migration, and put a hold on all immigration, until we figure out how to properly vet the migrants; Ellis Island wasn’t a bad way to do this, and if we don’t do something about this we are destined to be fighting all the horrible diseases we have stomped out in this country, like tuberculosis, polio, and the like, all over again. I hope Trump gets in and fixes these as well as dumps the majority of the “Departments of X” so we can get this country back on the right track and make the United States great once again!

      • Jmanjo

        we are on the same page!

  • carpkiller

    They may still get there revolution. That may be the only way to eliminate these people.I don’t think they are going to do there job by law anymore.

  • Jr1776

    OUT OF CONTROL !

  • Everybody with a brian knows that Lynch is a stupid bitch who is just carrying on with Holder’s agenda. She should be impeached.

    • HENRI

      HEY PATRICK YOU ARE SO RIGHT YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT

  • SDofAZ

    Now, how is it that the DOJ once again can pick and chose the laws they will enforce? This needs some more study in the congress and judicial areas. Something is really wrong with the DOJ and their problem with enforcing the laws on the books. Does congress get it yet? Can hardly wait until this bunch in the DOJ, and BO’s administration are fired!

  • Frank W Brown

    A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots! AND TYRANTS AND BUREAUCRAPS!!!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but 
not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or 
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a 
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not 
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that 
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from 
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty 
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but 
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make 
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is
 run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a 
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman 
in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head 
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but 
is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions 
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his 
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class 
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more 
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with 
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
 cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses 
but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to 
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment 
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was 
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest 
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a 
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government 
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a
 nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself 
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, authors unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • Titan Rox

      Awesome read. I live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    • Born in the South and proud

      So true Frank. excellent write up. Thanks for posting it

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