The truth about the firing of an Inspector General is out, and Claire McCaskill has the chance to do the right thing, or sweep it under the rug.
On October 2, McCaskill said on Twitter that she would look into the report.
@24thstate You,snarky? Never. Seriously, I'll check where Collins & Lieberman are on investigation their committee staffs are conducting.
Nothing has been heard from her office since about the improper firing of the IG, the attempt to smear his character, and now what looks like a coverup in the use of Americorps funds. It's too bad, because it gives McCaskill the perfect opportunity to show her auditing acumen.
I'd strongly suggest the Senator take a look at the Grassley/Issa report. The allegations of a coverup involving money, underage teens, and now the head of the DC schools isn't getting any prettier. Remember, McCaskill inserted herself in this debate, and then quickly withdrew. It's her law that was violated. If she can't defend her own law against an overzealous Obama administration, then one wonders why she bothered to write it in the first place. McCaskill initially said the Obama administration was in violation of the law, but after receiving new documents, said they were now in compliance, and that the "decision to remove Walpin appears well founded."
In light of the investigation and report, does McCaskill still believe the firing was well founded? Does she still believe the Obama administration is in full compliance?
Is the Senator's well-known allegiance to the White House stronger than her desire for transparency and honest accounting? She needs to do more than Tweet the answer.