Republicans Not Satisfied With White House’s Non-Explanation on Sestak Claim


All seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak’s claim that a mystery someone in the White House offered him a mystery position in the administration if he’d drop out of the primary race against Arlen Specter. Apparently Robert Gibbs’s explanation — which was basically, “We looked into the accusations against us, and we’re innocent” — wasn’t convincing. For what it’s worth, this type of horse trading is pretty common. [Political Punch/ABC News]