Washington, D.C. – Last night, during an appearance on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, admitted that he has not identified any evidence that Planned Parenthood has violated any laws:
Despite this stunning admission, the House Judiciary Committee has announced its intent to hold its second hearing in thirty days to examine the medical services provided by Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.
Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., released the following statement in response:
“I am somewhat relieved that Mr. Chaffetz has admitted what Democrats have been arguing all along: there is no legal basis whatsoever for the allegations against Planned Parenthood. Ultimately, these ideologically-charged attacks are part of a broader campaign to change existing laws that protect a woman’s right to access safe and affordable healthcare.
“Now that we agree these hearings have been pure political theater, perhaps we can move on to the important work facing this Congress—finding a long-term solution for funding the government, enacting comprehensive immigration reform, tackling the scourge of gun violence, and restoring the Voting Rights Act.”
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