Rachel Maddow does it again. In talking about the "witch hunt against Acorn", that has resulted in "The Defund Acorn Act" she describes how this new law that plowed right through congress with both Republican and Democratic support, may be unconstitutional.
And here we have Jake Tapper getting in on the action:
That said, put ABC News' Jake Tapper on your honor roll! Yesterday, Tapper took up the story in a post on Political Punch, entitled "Will House "De-Fund ACORN Bill" De-Fund Military Contractors?" Tapper advances the story in two ways.
Contractor KBR installed electrical wiring in Iraq that led to electrocution deaths of US soldiers. One such death, of Green Beret Sgt. Ryan Maseth, was classified by the Army Criminal Investigations Division as a "negligent homicide," though the Pentagon ruled it would not pursue criminal charges.
Second, Tapper gets a spokesperson for Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) -- who sponsored the Defund ACORN bill -- on the record, accepting the premise that some measure should be deployed to fight widespread contractor abuse. Sort of, anyway!
This new law could have wide spread ramications for many of the companies that Rachel highlighted.
Me thinks congress may have jumped the gun just a wee bit too fast!