Biden Nominee Gets Called Out For Lying Under Oath
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) blasted Biden pick Colleen Shogan, nominee to be Archivist of the National Archives and Records Administration, for lying to members of the congressional hearing about hyper-partisan Tweets she had previously made.
Her answers were reminiscent of the time when Hillary Clinton claimed the more than 30,000 subpoenaed emails she had deleted contained nothing more than information on yoga lessons and Chelsea’s wedding. In Shogan’s case, she refused to hand over her previously public Tweets, as requested by Congress, on the grounds that they were merely Tweets regarding her dog, sports teams, and mystery novels.
When asked about her Tweets containing biased and partisan opinions, Shogan refused to answer the asked questions and instead claimed that those Tweets were made in her personal capacity.
Senator Hawley was shocked, saying,
“This is the most extraordinary thing I have ever seen…”
You can watch the exchange below:
What’s fascinating about all of this, besides the fact that another person chosen by Joe Biden seems to have no moral compass, is that this hearing is essentially a job interview for Colleen Shogan.
Imagine, if you will, that you went into a job interview and the head of HR asked you about specific Tweets that target and besmirch half of the country. Your one goal is to show the HR representative that you are competent and unbiased. How then do you respond to these posts? Well, there are a number of ways to answer for these Tweets.
You could say that those are old Tweets and that you are no longer the same person you were back then. You could call them youthful indiscretions. In Shogan’s case, we are only talking about last year, so that would be a hard sell.
You could take a page out of the Anthony Weiner playbook and say that your account was hacked… and then hacked again in the hopes that the HR representative is really stupid.
You could have just not Tweeted anything so divisive in the first place. Maybe don’t refer to half of the country you are hoping to represent a bunch of anti-intellectuals. That sort of restraint is sometimes lacking on the Left because Big Tech has decided the Left does have very many consequences to face with regards to what they say.
Or maybe, and this is just a big maybe, you could own up to your actions and admit to your interviewer what they already know. The Tweets came from your account and you should be willing to accept responsibility for whatever the consequences those Tweets yield.
But this is the big difference between the private sector and the public sector. In the private sector, those who go through the application process must answer the questions asked or risk not getting the job. In the public sector, nominees can pick and choose which questions to answer.
What do you think about this hearing?