There’s been some good natured ribbing around here asking Nathan Deal to release his birth certificate in light of his request to ask President Obama about his.
The laughing stops today, as Congressman Deal may have a more relevent document to his political future.
Roll Call is reporting that Deal is “likely” in posession of the report from the ethics committee.
“According to its most recent report, OCE investigators opened only one new inquiry in the last half of 2009. That investigation began in October – the Journal-Constitution reported in December that state records showed OCE investigators contacted a state office in October – and appears to have ended its second and final phase in late December.
Under its rules, whenever, the OCE completes a second-phase review, it must issue a report to the ethics committee recommending the panel either conduct its own investigation or dismiss the allegations. The OCE must also provide a copy of the report – a one-page document detailing the focus of its investigation and its recommendation to the eithics committee – to the subject of the review.”
So, while the above statement is circumstantial, it appears that former Congressman Deal is holding a finding from the ethics committee. When the complaint was filed, he said he looked forward to proving his innocence. Instead, he tried to leave Congress in the middle of the biggest expansion of Government in our lifetimes.
The people of Georgia deserve to know what is in that report. I’m calling on Congressman Deal to confirm if he has a copy, and if so, release it immediately.