(AmericanProsperity.com) – On Thursday, June 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to expand the Inspector General’s (IG) authority. The legislation is now sent to the Senate even with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Attorney General William Barr strongly opposed to it.
The bill was written by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). If passed, the IG would be allowed to investigate decisions made within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General’s office.
No Attorney General from either political party should be insulated from the scrutiny of an independent Inspector General. My bipartisan #IGAccessAct with @SenMikeLee will close the “lawyer loophole” that blocks the IG from investigating misconduct by the AG & DOJ prosecutors. pic.twitter.com/mnOlw2obux
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) June 25, 2020
The bill passed in the committee by a vote of 21-1 with bipartisan support. This comes at a time where scrutiny of DOJ prosecutors and AG dealings are high.
Known as the IG Access Act, this could help bring prosecutorial misconduct to light. However, it does set an unsettling precedent for an ever-expanding government. There’s plenty of support for this bill and we expect to see it addressed on the Senate floor soon.
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