This line from Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns gave me a Tingles-like leg thrill, “if she lies we’re going to ask the attorney general to investigate her.”
(Politico)– House Republicans are seizing on videos released this month by an anti-abortion group that appear to show Planned Parenthood workers talking to pimps about how to arrange abortions for underage girls.
On Thursday, Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns demanded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explain the videos in which anti-abortion activists with the group Live Action pose as pimps and secretly record their conversations with workers at the family planning organization.
…Stearns threatened to ask the Department of Justice to investigate Sebelius if she refuses to answer questions before the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which he heads.
“We’re going to bring Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, put her under oath in the spring and ask her to explain what is she doing about these videos,” Stearns said Thursday, flanked by anti-abortion activists at a press conference on Capitol Hill, including the president of the group that recorded and released the videos.
“We’re not going to wait for Attorney General [Eric] Holder to do anything,” he added, as supporters clapped and cheered. “And if she lies, then we’re going to ask the attorney general to investigate her.”
Sebelius, whose agency oversees grants to Planned Parenthood, has appeared before the Senate health and education committee, but hasn’t yet testified in the GOP-dominated House.