GOPers Smell Impeachment in Sestak Job Offer

Repeated calls to Holder to appoint special prosecutor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
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. (Read more Joe Sestak stories.)

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