Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but the Chairman refused, arguing that “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”
Yes! Finally, women do not get to speak out on their own issues. Enough of that, I say.
- Darrell Issa to hold Congressional hearing on how birth control makes religious zealots sad (dailykos.com)
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- Issa to Hold Hearing Thursday Morning: “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Rep. Issa Signals Contempt Hearings Against Attorney General Holder On Fast And Furious (Video) (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)