Disturbing: Key Oversight Democrat Slams DC Government “Chicanery”

Disturbing: Key Oversight Democrat Slams DC Government “Chicanery”


In an interview with Fox News Producer Chad Pergram, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) lowered the boom on the District of Columbia government saying, “It’s unsettling and disturbing that this much chicanery might be taking place” in the District of Columbia government.

Rep. Davis is a key Democrat on the House Oversight Subcommittee which has jurisdiction over the District of Columbia.  Their would include oversight of the many the scandals which have recently rocked the city’s government.

Last week, it was reported that District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray‘s 2010 campaign for Mayor maintained a $653,000 “shadow campaign” fund, financed by a businessman, that paid for various campaign expenses.  However, the Washington Post reports that Gray is maintaining he was was not aware of the fund or any other illegal activities inside his campaign.

The news comes on the heels of other recent scandals featuring DC Government officials and two members of the DC City Council have for Mayor Gray to resign.

Pergram’s interview with Davis marks the first time a House Democrat has thrown the District government under the bus a week after the latest news of possible corruption  Not even House Republicans have announced that they will get involved in the situation yet.  But Rep. Davis also maintains Congress should stay out of DC’s day-to-day affairs.

“No matter what the outcome of the investigations, Congress has enough to do to run the United States of America and not micromanage the city… The citizens of the District of Columbia can govern their own affairs. And if they catch someone doing wrong take appropriate action.”