As part of our periodic series, providing info on potential Committee chairs should the House switch to the Dems, there was an interesting op-ed in yesterday’s WaPo by Ruth Marcus, normally not known for her conservative views. In it, she opines about the likely Democrat Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL). Says Marcus, “In 1989, after being acquitted in a criminal trial, Hastings was stripped of his position as a federal judge — impeached by the House in which he now serves and convicted by the Senate — for conspiring to extort a $150,000 bribe in a case before him, repeatedly lying about it under oath and manufacturing evidence at his trial.” She calls Pelosi’s likely choice of Hastings “the wrong decision.”
This is not a committee we normally watch, but it is one in which the vulnerable public has a great interest. Here’s a list of the agencies overseen by the committee, a pretty important and impressive list. And here’s a link to the history of the committee.
Without knowing more, we’d kinda have to agree with Marcus. Oh, and in Case you’re wondering, Rep. Hastings has a 5% NAM Vote Rating.
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