Maloney: indictment of anti-Planned Parenthood video creators shows it's time for Congress to end its own witch-hunt
NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in reaction to the news that a Houston grand jury has indicted David Daleiden and another employee of the Center for Medical Progress:
“A grand jury that was asked to investigate Planned Parenthood found cause to indict the creators of anti-Planned Parenthood propaganda instead. This outcome follows investigations by at least five states that found no wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood.
“These investigations are coming up short for one reason: the allegations that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for profit and in violation of the law were baseless lies designed to shut down the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive women’s health care, defame its doctors, and terrorize its patients.
“The House of Representatives continues to waste taxpayer dollars on a special committee to investigation Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that state after state has found no wrongdoing, and that a grand jury has indicted not Planned Parenthood, but employees of the Center for Medical Progress.
“It is time to end this witch hunt. Congress should focus on the work of the American people instead of unnecessary and costly investigations into nothing.”