Republican Representative Mike Pence (IN-06), the #3 GOP member in the House, is calling on President Obama's Green Jobs Czar Van Jones to resign.
After being criticized for being a self-proclaimed communist, calling Republicans a**holes and lending his signature to a 9/11 "truthers" petition, I'm sure the White House is relieved we're going into a looooong weekend...[# More #]
Asked about Jones' affiliations with the 9/11 group at the daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would only say: "It's not something that the president agrees with." And then Gibbs referred other questions to a statement Thursday by the Council on Environmental Quality in which Jones said he never backed any of these 9/11 conspiracy groups.
"Given recent revelations concerning the associations and statements of the president's green jobs czar, Van Jones should resign his position and if he is unwilling to do so, the president should demand his resignation. His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this Administration or the public debate," Pence said. "The Constitution of the United States vests Congress with the responsibility to advise and consent in the appointment of high ranking officials by the president. To date, President Obama has appointed more than thirty individuals to ‘czar’ positions within his Administration without permitting the Congress or the American people to properly examine their backgrounds or public records."