Hey, Rahm, this ain’t Chicago!
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday (Aug. 4) sent White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel a letter demanding to know his involvement in an effort to “threaten” Gov. Jan Brewer, after U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl said the president’s economic stimulus program was a flop. The Hill says that, according to reports, Emanuel directed four Cabinet secretaries to send what U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking member of the reform committee, characterized as “threatening letters,” in which the cabinet secretaries asked whether Brewer preferred to “forfeit the money [they] are making available to Arizona,” in light of Kyl’s comments one day prior, when he “publicly questioned whether the stimulus is working and stated he wants to cancel projects that aren’t presently under way.”
Brewer received letters from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
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