The president needs to take a step back and realize that no matter where the evidence leads, he must disclose all requested documents and provide the required testimony so the full story of what occurred can be known and the people ultimately responsible for implementing such a misguided program can be held accountable.
In 2008, candidate Obama made it clear that he understood that is how the American system is supposed to operate. He promised transparency and an end to Bush-era secrecy tactics. It’s time for him to begin to fulfill that pledge.
Mitchel A. Sollenberger is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mark J. Rozell is a professor of public policy at George Mason University. Their forthcoming book, “The President’s Czars,” will be published in spring 2012.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.