In 2008, the Democrat Party deliberately did not vet Skippy’s constitutional eligibility, but instead signed their approval — for which no one (not Republicans for sure) is holding them responsible.
Now, thanks to the fearless and persistent citizen watchdog group, Judicial Watch, we learn that to further evade their culpability and cover up the tracks, a group of Congressional Demonrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow Skippy to keep his presidential records secret even after he leaves office.
If the Demonrats’ proposed measure (Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011) becomes law, former presidents will be allowed to assert a new “constitutionally based privilege” against disclosing records of their selection. Here is how it would work; the Archivist of the United States would be required to notify the former president, as well as the incumbent, of intentions to make records public. Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released.
Demonrat Congressman Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn, NY, recently introduced the proposed law in the U.S. House without explaining why it’s necessary.
Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive order severely limiting public access to his presidential records. Shortly after swearing in, Obama killed it as part of his much-ballyhooed commitment to government transparency. At the time, Skippy claimed that he was giving the American people greater access to “historic documents.” But now, he’s having his henchman Towns propose a bill that will do exactly what Bush had tried to do.
Ah, the sweet smell of HYPOCRISY!
If the Republicans in Congress allow the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011 to become law, then it’s really “Raise the Pitchforks, Burn Down the Barn” time.
So, tell your reps and senators that they’ll approve of this bill over
A big h/t to beloved fellow Joseph.
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