Hold Christie, Obama accountable for actions

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 17, 2014 

When I was a graduate student at Columbia University, I traveled daily over the George Washington Bridge. At best, the traffic was a nightmare. So I join the outrage over an apparent effort by the staff of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to tie up traffic. If an impartial investigation shows that a culture existed to punish political foes, then Christie should be held accountable.

I'm reminded of another scandal during which tens of thousands of Americans were subjected to unfair IRS scrutiny because they were members of tea party groups. Did President Obama, who told supporters, "We're going to punish our enemies," create a culture that fostered abuse? If so, he should be held to the same standard as Christie. Eight months after the scandal broke and only now has the Justice Department appointed a top investigator to the case -- but one who is a key Obama donor.

Then, there's the Benghazi scandal where four Americans, including our ambassador, were killed. Many questions remain unanswered, and none of the perpetrators have been brought to justice. And there's Fast and Furious, where border agent Brian Terry and countless Mexicans were killed with guns, channeled by the Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt of Congress, yet still has his job.

Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Christie. Do so after appointing impartial special prosecutors to investigate wrongdoing in the Obama administration. Perhaps the media that hyped the Christie scandal can fully cover Obama's scandals!

Michael Miller


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