South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Republican colleagues on Wednesday of launching a “burdensome and politically motivated, big-government investigation” of Planned Parenthood.
House Republicans led by Cliff Stearns of Ocala have requested details about how the women’s health organization keeps federal funds separate from abortion services.
The National Journal reported that Stearns, chairman of a House oversight committee, sent Planned Parenthood a six-page letter earlier this month detailing the committee’s request. House Republicans are trying to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding because it provides abortions, though federal funds are not used for that service.
“I am a strong supporter of congressional oversight, however, the scope and nature of this investigation is unprecedented, invasive, and the big-brother equivalent of a modern day denial-of-service attack,” said Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Weston.
“Republicans, having failed to strip funds for Planned Parenthood’s essential health-care services through the legislative process, now appear to want to bury Planned Parenthood under a broad and unwarranted political witch hunt.”
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