CREW opposes FEC nominee Donald McGahn
VR affiliate Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), has come out against President Bush's nomination of Donald McGahn to the Federal Election Commission.
According to CREW, Mr. McGahn is not the right choice for FEC Commissioner because:
Mr. McGahn has shown disdain for the FEC. He once described the FEC as "not like other agencies because you have ... the fox guarding the hen-house. You gonna appoint your guys to make sure you are taken care of. The original intent was for it to be a glorified Congressional committee. That's the way I see it."
Mr. McGahn was a member of former Majority Leader Tom DeLay's (R-TX) legal team, representing Mr. DeLay in legal and ethics matters regarding the Jack Abramoff affair at the time when Mr. DeLay was indicted on campaign finance violations in Texas and admonished for unethical conduct by the House Ethics Committee.
"These facts suggest that Mr. McGahn would be unable to vigorously enforce campaign finance laws fairly and without regard to party affiliation. He is not the right choice for FEC Commissioner."