Congressman admits truth about Solyndra non-scandal that rest of us knew 5 months ago

Posted By mikec on March 23rd, 2012

So, here we have it.

In an interview following yet another hearing in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified about the Department’s loan guarantee program, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) appeared to admit that Republicans’ ongoing probes of the program — from which the bankrupt California-based solar company Solyndra and others benefited — are largely a play to win votes in November.

“Our staff will continue to dig into it and see,” Jordan told Environment & Energy Daily. “But what I hope happens is we stop doing these kind of things … this whole cronyism approach to the marketplace.

Ultimately, we’ll stop it on Election Day, hopefully. And bringing attention to these things helps the voters and citizens of the country make the kind of decision that I hope helps them as they evaluate who they are going to vote for in November.”

So, after tens of thousands of pages of documents, God knows how much wasted taxpayer money, a member of Congress admits what the rest of us saw about the Solyndra bankruptcy five months ago: it’s not a “scandal,” it’s raw politics, aimed at a sector Americans want, by wide margins, to succeed. Wasting our money to try ruining one of the few promising sectors in the economy – now that’s a scandal.

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