I read yesterday that “Elizabeth Warren, President Obama’s controversial choice to head the new consumer financial regulatory agency, skipped out of a House Oversight hearing before answering questions from two members of the committee, claiming that she had reached an agreement allowing her to leave at that time.”
I had considered posting on the topic, asking if she worked for a government agency which in our republic is subject to congressional oversight. This morning, as I was reading the various right-of-center blogs found, as is often the case, that Ed Morrissey expressed the thoughts similar to my own–and better than I could:
What meeting might Warren have that would be more important than a Congressional hearing into the activities of her agency? Maybe she needed to take a call from her stockbroker.
I’m sorry Ms. Warren feels inconvenienced, but perhaps she might want to take a civics course to understand the separation of powers and checks and balances in the federal system. Congress gets to hold hearings on operations in the executive branch, and they’re not required to put a time limit on their inquiries, especially a one-hour limit that barely gets by the opening remarks in most committee hearings. If Warren doesn’t like being held accountable to the legislature and to the people, well … she’s in the right administration, apparently.
Read the whole thing.