Key Obama Ally Says President Obama Did Not Follow the Law in IG Firing

By Lindsey Ellerson

Jun 16, 2009 6:23pm

After being briefed today on President Obama’s firing last week of Gerald Walpin, Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said the president did not abide by the same law that he co-sponsored – and she wrote – about firing Inspectors General.

“The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service,” McCaskill said. “The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal.”

McCaskill, a key Obama ally, said that the president’s stated reason for the termination, “Loss of confidence’ is not a sufficient reason.” 

She added that she was “hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.”

 We’ve covered this story HERE  and HERE and HERE.

 -jpt

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