Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bipartisanship in DC

Remember the Department of Homeland Security memo identifying, among others, returning military veterans as a group that could be sucked into 'right-wing extremism'? Well, the House Homeland Security Committee has unanimously decided to subpoena from DHS all the documents used in the preparation of the memo.

The Democratic committee chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, had originally criticised the subpoena measure as "another GOP stunt aimed at embarrassing the new administration." Most likely, feedback from angry constituents caused him to change his mind.

Now the full House must approve the subpoena measure. If it does, DHS will have 14 legislative days in which to turn over the documents. (Thanks to CNS News.)

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