We were the first news outlet to cover this but we need to make a slight correction.
Last week, we told you that the 6 Democrats on the Planned Parenthood Congressional Committee -- Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Diana DeGette (CO), Jackie Speier (CA), Suzan DelBene (WA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ) -- had actually received $50,000 from the abortion organization. That wasn’t entirely correct because we apparently didn’t go back far enough in the record. It turns out that these 6 Democrats have received $81,000 in campaign donations from Planned Parenthood.
Not only that… Rep Diana DeGette, who has received $36,735 from Planned Parenthood, actually has admitted to previously serving on the organization’s board of directors…
So let me get this straight… not only have the Democrats on this committee received $81,000 in campaign donations from the very organization they’re supposed to be investigating, but one of the Democrats actually served on Planned Parenthood’s board?
This is a clear conflict of interest!
The left is saying it is ok because the Republicans on the committee have received campaign donations from pro-life groups. That is truly apples and oranges. The Democrats didn’t just receive money from pro-abortion groups. They received sizeable checks from the very organization they’re supposed to be investigating!
We have been completely straight-forward. At face value, it appears that Planned Parenthood broke the law by selling the body parts and organs of aborted babies for “valuable consideration.”
These undercover videos caught Planned Parenthood executives haggling over price and admitting that they wanted to drive the price up so they can go out and buy a sports car. Despicable.
Other executives are caught on camera conspiring to change abortion techniques in order to maximize the amount of organs harvested, which is also a clear violation of the law.
Like always, the Obama administration has flat out refused to prosecute Planned Parenthood. From the very beginning, they refused to even look into it.
That means that the investigative responsibilities fall to Congress.
I have no problem with the Democrats putting pro-abortion Representatives on the committee. There is no rule against having a strongly held belief on an investigative committee.
But there’s a big difference between feeling a certain way and being bought by the very organization under investigation.
For God’s sake, Nancy Pelosi appointed a former board member to the committee. How impartial is she really going to be?
House rules are in place that allow for Representatives to be removed from committee assignments when a clear conflict of interest is discovered. Well, it doesn’t get much clearer than this…
When we first broke the news of how Democrats on the committee have been bought by Planned Parenthood, we bombarded Congress with 80,000 faxes. The next thing we knew, it was all over the news and then the issue just disappeared.
That’s not good enough. Talk isn’t good enough!
It really is simple. Congress must investigate because Obama’s DOJ has refused to lift a finger.
If, at the end of the investigation, it is proven that Planned Parenthood operated legally, we will accept that determination. But not if the Committee is filled with Planned Parenthood’s shills and former board members!
What Nancy Pelosi has done is unethical and borderline illegal.
Don’t let them get away with sabotaging the Planned Parenthood committee! I beg you: raise you voice and FaxBlast Congress DEMANDING that these six puppets be removed from the committee immediately!