Thank You, Glenn Beck
Fox News host Glenn Beck, who led the charge calling for the resignation of President Barack Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones said Sunday that Jones is only the first of many radicals in the administration who should be facing questions.
“The American people stood up and demanded answers,” Beck wrote in a statement. “Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness. I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the first lawmaker to call for Jones’ resignation, told Fox News that in light of the controversy Obama should suspend the appointment of additional “czars” until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as determine the constitutionality of such appointments.
Now that Jones is out of the way, Republicans are turning their fire on czars in general.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, called the czars “an affront to the Constitution” since they are not approved by Congress.
“I don’t think (Jones is) the issue. I think the czars are the issue,” Alexander, R-Tenn., said on “FOX News Sunday.” “We have about two dozen so-called czars — the pay czar, the car czar, all these czars in the White House.”