*Delegate* Eleanor Holmes Norton hates transparency in government.

Thank God this delegate cannot actually vote on legislation.

From the DC Examiner article:

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

Apparently Del. Norton thinks that the Constitution protects administration staffers from Congressional subpoenas. Hold up, let me check… nope, not a word on the subject.  Must be on the back, written in lemon ink.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I am aware of US v. Nixon. I am not entirely certain that Del. Norton is, given that it put a limit on executive privilege that falls far short of what Norton was trying to claim on behalf of the President.  Or that she was awake during the Bush administration, given that both Congressional subpoenas and claims of executive privilege were flying fast and furious for a while there.

4 thoughts on “*Delegate* Eleanor Holmes Norton hates transparency in government.”

  1. Anything I could say on the matter would be dismissed as racist.
    Despite (or because of) the self-evident fact that she’s either evil or a fool.

    1. The two alternatives are not mutually exclusive.
      I have not been favorably impressed by this woman.

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