Whoa! It was a very big shock to see this headline: Conyers suggests probe of ACORN
In an startling partisan shift, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. on Thursday proposed holding hearings on claims the liberal activist group ACORN engaged in a pattern of crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.
Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat and fierce partisan, suggested a congressional probe after scathing testimony about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) during a hearing on various voting issues related to the 2008 presidential election.
Mr. Conyers called the accusations “a pretty serious matter.”
“I think that it would be something that would be worth our time,” he said during Thursday’s hearing. “We’ve never had one person representing ACORN before the committee. … I think in all fairness we ought to really examine it.”
As one would imagine, this story is ONLY in the Washington Times. Have checked all the usual newspapers, checked Google and Yahoo News, no one else in the Credentialed Media is even mentioning it. Expect the nutroots to give Conyers the Bush treatment if they get wind of this.
The big question is, will he actually convene hearings? They could be very embarrasing to Democrats, the base, and President Teleprompter.
The American Spectator is also discussing this, and has some painful video of an exchange between Megyn Kelly and ACORN tool Scott Levenson.
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