Tuesday, July 04, 2006

James Sensenbrenner. Dirty Dozen.

The following is the James Sensenbrenner excerpt from my interview with Sibel Edmonds on whistleblowers and the Dirty Dozen. This is Sibel speaking:

Rep. James Sensenbrenner
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

Sensenbrenner - again - he's in a leadership position. Chairman, Republican, House Judiciary Committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has at least had people like Grassley - even though he's a Republican - to a certain degree he has been supportive. With the House we have this great ranking minority leader, Conyers, but on the other hand - Sensenbrenner - the House Judiciary Committee - and the chairman’s office, don’t even touch whistleblower cases - and the most relevant committee to whistleblower cases is the Judiciary Committee - and Sensenbrenner has always stood against whistleblowers - and the best cases that I'm compiling against him are actually coming from conservative federal air-marshals - and how long they have been trying to get his attention. Under his committee - Finance - he has just absolutely been against whistleblowers - and against holding any hearings - and has been rejecting bringing any kind of meaningful legislation for a vote - so you know - whatever Conyers has tried to do for whistleblowers - he has blocked and simply says 'no - we're not going to do it' so again - Sensenbrenner’s vote record shows how he has been on whistleblowers issues - and accountability and transparency.

Both Sensenbrenner and Hatch are just incredible.

(Update: Sensenbrenner also refused to touch the 'House of Death: Juarez Murders' case, involving DEA murders in Mexico. The whistleblower is GS 14 level, Supervisory Special Agent, Sandalio Gonzalez)


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