38.4 F
Park Forest
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Free Press Isn't Free. Like what you see? Please subscribe.
Array

Rep. Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter to Chairman Chaffetz Urging Investigation Into Planned Parenthood Video Leak

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—October 27, 2015. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), released the following statement after sending a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, urging him to launch an investigation into how video footage provided to the committee in response to a subpoena by the Center for Medical Progress was illegally leaked to the news agency GotNews.com:

“Republican efforts to strip away women’s right to choose and to give credence to the likely illegal actions of the Center for Medical Progress seemingly know no bounds.   I am today calling on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz to investigate how sensitive video footage that was in the Committee’s possession and protected by a court order not to be released was leaked to GotNews.com, which posted the footage on its website last week.  

“That footage had been subpoenaed by Chairman Chaffetz, but Democratic staff has not been provided with a copy of the footage as required by the terms of the subpoena. While it is unclear exactly how the footage was leaked, GotNews.com founder Charles C. Johnson stated that it was obtained from a “high-ranking congressional staffer.”  

“The Center for Medical Progress undertook a three-year effort to discredit and mischaracterize Planned Parenthood, a trusted provider of women’s health services.  While there has been ample evidence that the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress have been doctored, there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood.  Yet, House Republicans continue their attacks, including establishing a new select committee.  We need an immediate investigation into how these tapes were leaked and an immediate end to this unjustifiable assault.

Source: www.schakowsky.house.gov

 

Comments

Recent Articles

Stay Connected

3,843FansLike
1,264FollowersFollow
586SubscribersSubscribe

Local Advertisers

ENEWSPF NEWS ALERTS

Trending

Park Forest
broken clouds
38.4 ° F
41.2 °
35.6 °
90 %
2.2mph
75 %
Tue
57 °
Wed
57 °
Thu
34 °
Fri
46 °
Sat
53 °

About Google Ads

The Google-supplied ads that appear on this website are not reviewed ahead of time and differ for each visitor. If anything offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unwholesome appears, please notify us so we can take steps to block that specific advertiser. Email the URL or advertiser name to [email protected].