The GOP cannot let go of the Planned Parenthood issue. It has now established its fifth committee to investigate the organization.
As AllGov.com reports:
House Republicans on Wednesday created a special committee whose job will be to take over the investigation. They say the new panel, an Energy and Commerce subcommittee, will replace the work of the other four. Congressional Republicans have searched futilely for evidence that Planned Parenthood is illegally selling fetal tissue ever since an anti-abortion group started releasing deceptively edited videos purporting to show that.
Some members of Congress are highly critical of the continuing pressure on Planned Parenthood.
“We know that fetal tissue procurement … provides life-saving research for diseases like Parkinson’s, ALS and others,” said Representative Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin). “No, Mr. Speaker, you are not trying to find the facts. This is just another pathway to deny a woman a right to a safe and legal abortion.”
Even Republicans have trouble explaining why the new committee is needed and what good the other four committees have done.
“Did we find any wrongdoing? The answer was no,” said Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). “Did I look at the finances and have a hearing specifically as to how they spend? Yes. Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any.”
For more on this, read the article from AllGov.com titled: “Move over Benghazi – Planned Parenthood Now Has 5 Committees Investigating It in Congress.“