Congress has the Constitutional right, and the duty, to conduct investigations into criminal conduct and wrongful usurpation of power by the Executive branch of government and political confidants of the President. Congressional performance in this regard has been undermined by dubious claims of executive privilege.
The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to Karl Rove in an attempt to have him testify before the Committee under oath. Rove has refused to appear before the Committee. Until he does, he should be arrested and brought before the Committee in chains; contempt should be treated with contempt.
Now, more than ever before, congressional investigations must not only continue -- they must be accelerated! It's past time that the Judiciary Committee enforces their subpoena power, or such power will have been lost forever by default.
If we cannot determine the causes leading up to incompetence and corruption in government, how can we expect to deal with the effects?
Paul G. Jaehnert
Vadnais Hts., MN