Senate Kills Proposal For Independent Katrina Investigation
Fifty-four Senate Republicans, evidently afraid of the truth, killed Sen. Hillary Clinton's proposal for an independent investigation of the governmental response to Hurricane Katrina. A public outcry for accountability didn't deter Senate Republicans from protecting the Bush administration from scrutiny.
The Senate vote is hardly likely to be the last word on whether to create an independent commission or as an alternative a special congressional committee to investigate Katrina. The 9/11 Commission was established in 2002 after resistance from Republicans and the White House, and opinion polls show the public strongly supports the idea. In a CNN/USA Today Gallup poll taken Sept. 8-11, 70 percent of those surveyed supported an independent panel to investigate the government's response to Katrina. Only 29 percent were opposed.
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