Ros-Lehtinen Joins Colleagues In Letters Requesting Answers From Treasury Secretary Lew, Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, and Attorney General Holder on Series of Scandals

May 17, 2013

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), along with Congressional colleagues, sent a series of letters to Obama administration Cabinet officials expressing concern and requesting answers about the latest series of scandals plaguing the Obama administration. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“While careful not to jump to conclusions, I am deeply frustrated by the government overreach, lack of accountability, and general ineptitude of this administration. Each of the latest scandals fits a disturbing pattern of government abuse and politicization of the executive branch that is impossible to pretend does not exist. By the IRS’s own admission, conservative political groups were singled out for audits and additional scrutiny, intimidating and effectively silencing the political speech of thousands of Americans. At the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Sebelius appears to have improperly solicited donations in order to implement Obamacare, a potential conflict of interest and violation of federal regulations in support of a broken and unpopular program.

Finally, while protecting America from national security leaks is of the utmost importance, the overbroad seizure of the AP’s phone records is a frightening development for an administration that already seems to give little thought for the rule of law or freedom of speech that it does not agree with.

“It is important that investigations into all of these scandals are allowed to run their course but it is clear that an examination is deserved and answers are warranted. I expect to see our great country live up to the ideals of our founders.”