House Democrats have a scandal on their hands – although the mainstream media doesn’t seem too interested in it. Imran Awan was a congressional IT specialist for several Democratic members of the House of Representatives, including former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He was arrested at Dulles International airport a few weeks ago after authorities discovered he was guilty of bank fraud. He was attempting to board a flight to Pakistan.
Several congress members fired Awan after learning of his misdeeds, but Wasserman Schultz kept him on her staff.
She recently admitted that she let him keep his job because she thought he was the victim of religious profiling.
While The New York Times refers to the situation as an “overblown Washington story,” Wall Street Journal contributor Kimberly Strassel explained why this is “The Scandal That Matters.”
Because based on what we already know, the Awan story is—at the very least—a tale of massive government incompetence that seemingly allowed a family of accused swindlers to bilk federal taxpayers out of millions and even put national secrets at risk. In a more accountable world, House Democrats would be forced to step down.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is under the same impression. He is now demanding the immigration files of the IT leakers, writing the following letter to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke.
Grassley expects an answer by August 18.