He noted that House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) asked the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service to research ACORN.
“OK, it’s not an “investigation” per se â€” that would be crazy; that would make too much sense,” said Beck. “Instead, they’ve asked for a ‘comprehensive report’ on all activities and funding surrounding ACORN; whether or not Congress violated the Constitution in voting to de-fund ACORN, and if the two kids who went undercover violated any laws.”
Meanwhile,Â in light of the damning undercover sting videos, the Internal Revenue Service hasÂ dropped ACORN from its Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program, a volunteer tax assistance program through which around 3Â million low- and moderate-income tax filers received free advice this year. ACORN helped about 25,000 people with their returns.
TheÂ thugs at ACORN are suing filmmaker James Oâ€™Keefe, his partner Hannah Giles, and news entrepreneur Andrew BreitbartÂ for their role in the undercover sting videos that revealed ACORNâ€™s everyday criminality for the whole world to see. (Here is a copy of the complaint filed in a Baltimore court.)
This is standard operating procedure at ACORN. If lying doesnâ€™t work, ACORN goes for intimidation.
ACORN is alreadyÂ suing whistleblower and former ACORN/Project Vote employeeÂ Anita MonCrief. In June, ACORN threatenedÂ theÂ ACORN 8, a reform group headed by Marcel Reid and Karen Inman, because itâ€™s afraid ofÂ them andÂ wants to shut them up. The group argues that the ACORN 8 are violating ACORNâ€™s intellectual property by using the word â€œACORNâ€ their its name. ItÂ sent the ACORN 8 a â€œcease andÂ desistâ€ letter.