A Republican congresswoman has called for an impeachment inquiry into Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm after she admitted to lying under oath about her financial holdings.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York said that Granholm’s admission of perjury was “a serious offense” and that she should be held accountable.
“Secretary Granholm has admitted to lying to Congress under oath,” Tenney said in a statement. “This is a serious offense that warrants an impeachment inquiry.”
Granholm in April testified under congressional oath that she didn’t own any individual securities — stocks, that is. But in June, Granholm admitted in a letter to lawmakers that she had, in fact, falsely testified under oath.
RedState reported this information:
“While Granholm divested from a variety of stocks in 2021, she acknowledged in the letter — which was sent to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership — that she maintained shares of six companies worth up to $120,000. On April 20, however, Granholm testified in response to a question from Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., that she had sold all of her shares of individual companies.
In addition, Granholm said she discovered on May 13 that her husband Daniel Mulhern owned $2,457.89 worth of shares in Ford Motor Company. Those shares were then sold on May 15, a Monday, when the stock market opened.”
Granholm wrote this response: “As a public servant, I take very seriously the commitment to hold myself to the highest ethical standards, and I regret the accidental omission of my spouse’s interest in Ford. This is a commitment I made to you, the President, and most importantly the American people.”
New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney on Thursday called for Congress to launch an impeachment inquiry into Granholm’s false testimony about her family’s stock ownership.
“Since taking office in January of 2021, Secretary Granholm has violated the Hatch Act multiple times. 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 wrote.
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