Obama Losing Support on Walpin Firing

Byron York has the latest: Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who authored the 2008 legislation requiring a President to give Congress 30 days’ notice of a proposed firing of an Inspector General, and the cause thereof–legislation which Barack Obama co-sponsored!–says he broke the law in firing Inspector General Gerald Walpin:

The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service. The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal. “Loss of confidence” is not a sufficient reason. I’m hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.

I think that’s right, but so far in its young life, obeying the law has not been a hallmark of the Obama administration.


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