Friday, January 29, 2010

Frank Wolf Springs Into Action!

via Instapundit.
FRANK WOLF IS CALLING FOR A CONGRESSIONAL PROBE into the dismissal of the New Black Panther case.
Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia told Inspector General Glenn A. Fine in a letter he was "disappointed" in Mr. Fine's "reluctance to investigate the unfounded dismissal of an important voter intimidation case," adding that despite repeated requests for information by members of Congress, the press and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Justice Department "continues to stonewall all efforts to obtain information regarding the cases abrupt dismissal.

"This obstruction should be of great concern to you and merit an immediate investigation," Mr. Wolf said. "Given that neither the Congress nor the commission can obtain critical information from the department, your authority as inspector general is the only way to learn whether the department has engaged in improper conduct with regard to the dismissal of this case and its hostility to the commissions statutory authorities and responsibilities."

He also questioned statements made by New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, who he said has been quoted issuing threatening comments toward him and Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, both of whom have sought information on the case.

According to Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shabazz recently issued a statement that said: "These right-wing white, red-faced, red-neck Republicans are attacking the hell out of the New Black Panther Party, and were organizing now to fight back … We gearing up for a showdown with this cracker … He keep talking — we going to Capitol Hill, were just gearing up right now, well go to Capitol Hill."

Mr. Wolf said, "When laws arent enforced, lawless men like Mr. Shabazz feel more emboldened to spread their intimidation."

1 comment:

  1. While I am happy to see Rep Frank Wolf do something other than spend our money, I have to wonder why he seems to be a lone voice. After 30 years in Congress, one would think that he would be able to build a coalition and be able to make more noise than just being a lone Wolf in the woods.

    After just two years, Michele Bachmann was able to organize a House Call on the lawn of the Capitol and make a name for herself - which allowed the ultimate health care vote to be delayed long enough to get the 41st vote elected. That is leadership. A single congressman complaining and writing letters is simply a show.

    While Wolf's complaining is good, it is insufficient - and after 30 years, he should know it's insufficient. Virginia's 10th can do better - we just have to be willing to wake up and recognize the game that these people play. We need to elect new blood and continue electing new blood until we find someone who will really stand up for our rights rather than just grandstand.