A group of House Republicans are coming together to make a concerted effort to investigate the current controversies surrounding the White House and several companies that received significant levels of government funding, according to The Hill.
The group is led by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), as the Representative signaled that he would begin the probe following the developments with the solar firm Solyndra, reported the news outlet.
“I want to see when the President and his cronies are picking winners and losers. … It wasn’t because there were large contributions given to them,” Issa said Sept. 20 on C-SPAN. “We are investigating. But we’re looking at it not for one company or two companies. We’re looking at the system [and] the corruption that seems to be endemic in [it].”
Issa and his colleagues are pouncing on the opportunity, as the Representative is determined to rid the system of this lack of oversight in the allotment of Federal funding, The Los Angeles Times reported.
The announcement from Issa came as the Solyndra executives will invoke their 5th Amendment rights and not answer questions during a hearing with a House investigative committee, according to the newspaper.