Did Cliff Stearns (R-FL) Collude With Komen and Ari Fleischer to Defund Planned Parenthood?

1:32 pm in Politics by Phoenix Woman

Political Genius Ari Fleischer

Stearns spokesman Paul Flusche denies it, but I’d like to hear that from Cliff Stearns’ own mouth. Preferably under oath.

Specifically, I’d like to get Representative Stearns to answer this question, under oath: “Did you have any contact with any member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, or anyone working with them either for free or for pay or other compensation, concerning their grant money to Planned Parenthood?”

The evidence right now is tenuous, but the timeline is suggestive:

September 15, 2011: Stearns announces the launch of a far-reaching investigation into Planned Parenthood; investigation has all the earmarks of a classic “fishing expedition”.

Sometime before December, 2011: Former Bush White House press secretary and conservative pundit/lobbyist Ari Fleischer hired by Susan G. Komen foundation.

By the way, Cliffy doesn’t have a challenger yet in FL-06. Time to get him one, maybe?

UPDATE: What’s also interesting, as RHRealityCheck points out, is how Komen’s stories have changed dramatically over the past few days, as more facts come to light that shoot down each of their excuses in turn.