(Des Moines, IA) Former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem, and current Iowa GOP Chairman Danny Carroll today is requesting the documents and e-mails of Sen. Janet Petersen, Sen. Jack Hatch and Sen. Matt McCoy to determine what, if any, political motivations are behind the Government Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Department of Administrative Services.
“It strikes me as disingenuous for Democrats to launch a partisan investigation while hiding behind “legislative privilege” to never release their own communications,” said Carroll. “In the spirit of openness and transparency, I am formally asking these specific legislators to comply with the will of the people and turn over all pertinent documents.”
Carroll made the request via a formal open records request dated Monday, April 14, 2014.
Terms included within Carroll’s request include:
- Hush Money
- Mike Carroll
- Danny Homan
- Marcia Nichols
- Dean Ibesen
- Carol Frank
- Tony Schultz
- Ken Thornton
“This investigation risks becoming a farce if legislative Democrats fail to hold themselves to the same standards as the administration,” Carroll stated. “The separation of powers should be held to the same level of common transparency. If these legislators have nothing to hide, I suggest they begin compiling the requested documents and immediately release them for the public to see. Let’s level this playing field and have a full examination of the facts on all sides.”
“Thus far, there are some who appear to be willing to stall the session as a political tactic,” said Carroll. “It appears to me that recent efforts by the Senate Oversight Committee serve more as political posturing than in determining facts.”