Republicans Blast Obama Administration Over Alleged ACORN Cover-up


Republicans blast Obama administration over alleged ACORN cover-upLast week, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused the Obama administration of covering up a variety of alleged offenses committed by the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN).

The controversial anti-poverty group is under tremendous scrutiny after a scandal involving a hidden camera video showing ACORN employees reportedly offering advice on how to cheat on taxes and loan applications to a couple posing as a prostitute and a pimp.

The liberal organization is also being investigated in five states for voter registration fraud that supposedly helped several Democratic candidates get elected.

"The current administration is fast becoming, in reality, the war room of ACORN’s political machine," said Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), quoted by The Washington Times.

"I am concerned that the era of corruption promulgated by ACORN and protected by the White House is just the beginning," he added.

Republican frustration boiled over as the Justice Department cleared way for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue to appropriate funds to ACORN after Congress introduced a provision that barred federal funds to be allocated to the organization.

A nationwide investigation into ACORN has been launched by the Justice Department, but Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) believes that President Obama’s close ties to the organization will lead to a biased probe, reports.

Smith has requested that the attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into ACORN.

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