Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) implored Congress Thursday to open an impeachment inquiry into Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm over her purported false statements to Congress about her stock ownership.“Secretary Granholm has admitted to lying to Congress under oath and committing perjury,” Tenney said in a statement obtained by The Post. “Perjury grants Congress clear grounds for impeachment. This is yet another example of the colossal ego and arrogance of the Biden administration that Americans despise most. It is far past time that Secretary Granholm is held accountable for these clear crimes and conflicts of interest.” Tenney, 62, announced her probe push during a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing.Back in April, Granholm told Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) that she didn’t own any individual stocks. She was later forced to correct that testimony in a June letter to Congress, in which she revealed that she owned shares of six companies worth about $120,000 at the time of her April statement.Granholm also said she had discovered in May that her husband possessed $2,457.89 worth of shares in Ford Motor Company. Both Granholm and her husband have since offloaded all stocks.During the hearing Thursday, the energy secretary was adamant that she had made an honest mistake. “Of course I do not believe it’s okay to violate ethics laws. Nor does anyone else in the Department of Energy,” Granholm said during a heated exchange with Tenney. “I made a mistake when I testified saying that I had sold all stock. I honestly thought we had.”Tenney also pointed to Granholm’s alleged Hatch Act violations, referring to the law that prevents civil servants from engaging in political activity.“Since taking office in January of 2021, Secretary Granholm has violated the Hatch Act multiple times,” Tenney said during the hearing.Granholm, 64, had expressed support for Democrats while working in her official capacity, but was let off the hook with a warning.Granholm struggled to get a word in as Tenney scolded her over a litany of ethics concerns.“She owned Proterra stock while her boss, President Biden, repeatedly promoted the company. Her husband owned Ford stock while she personally promoted the companies’ work with official resources,” Tenney added.The former Michigan governor has also come under fire after it emerged that her staff used a gas-powered vehicle to hog an electric vehicle charging station during a four-day road trip to promote the administration’s green energy initiatives.“Granholm has made our lives unaffordable and pushed a radical green energy agenda, all while lining her own pockets on the backs of the American people,” Tenney said in her statement. “Enough is enough.”
15 Eylül 2023 - 00:30
Rep. Claudia Tenney pushes Jennifer Granholm impeachment inquiry
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) implored Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm over her false statements to Congress.
15 Eylül 2023 - 00:30