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ACORN Chief Dodges Congressman’s Call to Come Before Congress – Political News – FOXNews.com

September 21, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bertha Lewis_web.img_assist_custom-200x304 What’s the problem Bertha?  Why not go to Congress and explain how honest you guys are?

ACORN’s top officer on Sunday dodged repeated calls to come before Congress and testify about the embattled group’s finances and ties to other organizations.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had pressed chief organizer Bertha Lewis to prove her commitment to reforming the community activist group by showing more transparency.

"The bottom line is there’s no transparency in ACORN," Issa said on "FOX News Sunday."

The pressure comes in the wake of controversy over a series of hidden-camera videotapes showing the organization’s employees offering advice to undercover filmmakers posing as a pimp and prostitute. ACORN has pledged to investigate its offices and workers.

"Internally, let’s have some reform," Lewis said. "It’s indefensible what I saw (in the tapes)."

But she refused to answer Issa’s request to come before his committee.

ACORN Chief Dodges Congressman’s Call to Come Before Congress – Political News – FOXNews.com

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  1. Dave B
    September 22, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Don’t they have the power to subpoena? She can claim the fifth if she wishes.

    • ayfs
      September 22, 2009 at 1:18 am

      Yeah, but I think this was more of a “don’t make us subpoena you” thing as well as a “if you aren’t guilty, come talk to us”.

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