Grassley blocks Solomont nomination over firing of Americorps Inspector General Walpin

by Robert Stacy McCain
The Other McCain

You get busy, you miss something:

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley has blocked the ambassadorial nomination of Alan Solomont, currently chairman of the board of the government agency that oversees AmeriCorps, in retaliation for what Grassley says is the administration’s stonewalling of Congress over documents relating to the firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin. Specifically, Grassley has sought, and been denied, information relating to the White House’s role in the decision to fire Walpin.

Thanks to Moe Lane at Red State. Also reported by David Weigel at The Washington Independent.

For background, please see my article “The War On Watchdogs” in the American Spectator.

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