@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 <Thread>
Last week:
Sep 8
Former top DHS official Brian Murphy files complaint w/House Homeland Security Cmte [HHSC] vs DHS
Sep 9
HHSC makes complaint public
Sep 10
Chad Wolf nominated for DHS sec'y
Sep 11
HHSC subpoenas Chad Wolf, whose response is⤵️ 1/
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 2/ How *convenient* for Chad Wolf to be nominated as DHS secretary *one day* after HHSC releases damning whistleblower complaint, and then one day after that uses Wolf's DHS nomination as excuse for not complying w/HHSC subpoena. (more) h/t @BaddCompani
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 @BaddCompani 3/ "The WH sent Wolf's nomination to serve as full Homeland Security secretary to the Senate on Thursday" [Sep 10, 2020] one day before Wolf's subpoena was issued.
"In a Friday [Sep 11, 2020] letter...Assistant DHS Secretary Beth Spivey told the [HHSC] chairman... (con't)
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 @BaddCompani 4/ ...'The arguments in your letter are without merit,' adding in part that 'the right of a President's nominee to 👉abstain from testifying on matters unrelated to his or her nomination while such a nomination is pending is an unwritten rule👈 honored by Chairmen... (con't)
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 @BaddCompani 5/ ...from both sides of the aisle for many decades."
"Should the presence of SOPDDS Cuccinelli before the Cmte in Acting Sec'y Wolf's stead not meet your needs, we can...find a later date for the Acting Secretary to make himself available to the Cmte 👉after his confirmation...
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 @BaddCompani 6/ ...vote in the Senate."
Congress needs to give itself power to remove "acting" Cabinet-level positions so that this egregious catch-22 never happens again.
"Separately, the top Republican & Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the same office [DHS]...
@RubyWorms @ThomasS4217 @BaddCompani 7/ ...stating it is investigating the claims made by [whistleblower Brian] Murphy" made public on Sep 9, 2020. DHS whistleblower complaint⤵️.
intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/…
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