WASHINGTON, July 17 -
Madam Speaker, in this sizzling ``Summer of Scandals,'' the evidence of no accountability continues to mount.
Someone in the Federal Government commits wrongdoing. The White House denies involvement or knowledge. Blames low-level operatives or somebody else. No accountability.
Exhibit 1: Fast and Furious. The government smuggled guns into Mexico. Two Americans and hundreds of Mexicans were killed by those guns. White House blamed Bush. An employee resigned. No accountability.
Exhibit 2: Benghazi. Requests for increased security were denied both before and during the attack. Four Americans were killed. Investigation bungled. A YouTube video was blamed. An employee was placed on leave but still collects a paycheck. No accountability.
Exhibit 3: IRS admitted targeting conservative organizations. Employees in Ohio were blamed. White House denied knowledge. No accountability.
Exhibit 4: The DOJ was caught wiretapping reporters to silence a leak. White House denied involvement. No accountability.
As the ``Summer of Scandals'' continues, the most transparent administration in history keeps hiding information from citizens about the abuse of its government power.
And that's just the way it is.