This is getting pathetic:
House Republicans have opened a sweeping investigation into Planned Parenthood, requesting reams of financial information and details on how the women’s health organization keeps federal funds separate from abortion services.
House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) sent Planned Parenthood a six page letter earlier this month detailing the committee’s request. House Republicans have repeatedly tried to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding because it provides abortions, even though federal funds are not used for those services.
Stearns is demanding, among other things, financial documents going back 20 years because he and his fellow Republicans are certain that if they investigate far and wide enough, they’re bound to find…something.
And if the name Stearns rings a bell, it should. This guy has spent the whole year trying to come up with new and creative ways to shut down Planned Parenthood and undermine women’s access to reproductive health care. While his official website claims that his top issue is “Job Creation Solutions,” his record says otherwise.