GOPers Smell Impeachment in Sestak Job Offer
Repeated calls to Holder to appoint special prosecutor
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 27, 2010 7:32 AM CDT
Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-Pa. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, after the Democratic Caucus luncheon.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

(Newser) – Republicans are calling for the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Joe Sestak's claims that someone in the Obama administration offered him a high-ranking job to drop out of the Pennsylvania primary race against Arlen Specter. And they've already used the “I” word. “It's very clear that allegation is one that everyone from Arlen Specter to Dick Morris has said is in fact a crime, and could be impeachable,” Rep. Darrel Issa tells Fox News.

The Justice Department rejected Issa's request for a special prosecutor last week, but Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans sent their own request yesterday, according to Politico. Sestak has repeatedly confirmed that someone offered him a job, but refused to say who or what job. Issa's threatened to file an ethics complaint if he does not open up on the matter. Democrat Dick Durbin actually agrees on that point. “At some point, Congressman Sestak needs to make it clear what happened,” he said.

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JimW
May 28, 2010 7:34 PM CDT
Sestak FTW in November
Ma'at
May 28, 2010 4:24 PM CDT
While I do agree that it was a bad call by the WH (not unethical, just the wrong thing to do), it is fascinating that NO ONE can point to a statute it violates. Expert after expert says it isn't a crime and, right or wrong, has been done in politics for decades. It seems that the GOP sees the major shift in the electorate of late. It's just not going to be a good mid-term for the Bigot Party.
JoeQ
May 27, 2010 10:59 PM CDT
The GOP still thinks that if they impeach enough democrats we will somehow forget about Richard Nixon and Watergate.