Campaign 2010

Apr 13, 2014

FACT CHECK: Walden Falsely Claims House Republicans Haven’t Focused on Witch Hunts

On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, NRCC Chairman Greg Walden falsely claimed that House Republicans have not focused on witch hunts.

In fact, Congressional Republicans have cost taxpayers at least $14 million and 97,000 hours of time through their ongoing investigations into right-wing witch hunts.

BACKGROUND:

Republican Investigations Have Cost at Least $14 Million. “Issa has cost the government millions of dollars through redundant inquiries into two matters: the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the IRS' targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status. Yet his probes have revealed little more than a political agenda behind them […] The costs of Issa's IRS investigation are even more staggering. His probe of that agency has cost at least $14 million and more than 97,000 hours, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.” [Huffington Post, 4/02/14]