Friday, February 5, 2016

Flailing Flynn grasps at Semantics!!!

'Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” '
1 Corinthians 15:33

A couple nights ago, Dan Flynn made the following comment on Facebook:

Using some sort of newfangled technology called "Google" we took a trip in the way back machine all the way to 2014 and this Daily Texan article:
In a 7-1 vote Monday, the House transparency committee voted there are sufficient grounds for UT System Regent Wallace Hall’s impeachment. The committee will meet on May 21 and 22 to try and determine the nature of specific articles of impeachment.


Rep. Dan Flynn committee co-chair and R-Canton, said he encouraged Hall to resign, and noted that if Hall were to resign before May 21, the committee would not have to convene.
We pointed this out to Flynn:

To which Flynn responded:

Flynn's reasoning, of course, is a farce; as Tony McDonald wrote at the time:
After a letter Tuesday from UT Regent Wallace Hall’s attorneys accused the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations of withholding an audio recording that exonerates Hall, Committee Chairman Dan Flynn (R–Van) has capitulated. In a self-serving and petulant letter from Flynn to Eric Johnson, one of the Democratic members of the Committee, Flynn was forced to admit that a report prepared by the committee’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, contained lies about Hall.

The audio recording of the August 22, 2013 UT Board of Regents meeting apparently refutes several of the assertions contained in Hardin’s report. In response, Flynn was forced to walk back the four bases alleged by Hardin to justify Hall’s impeachment.

Dan Flynn should have done the honorable thing and apologized to Wallace Hall.

Instead, Flynn’s letter contains name-calling, attacks against Wallace Hall and continues to call for the regent to resign — despite admitting that Hall was justified in his actions.

In the letter, Dan Flynn attempts to indefinitely delay obligations to report on his committee’s findings by hinging further action on a final decision by the Travis County District Attorney’s office. At the same time, Flynn suggests that the committee should, as its immediate next step, begin investigating a scandal involving $1 Million in contracts given to Accenture by UT President Bill Powers. Flynn also suggests that the University of Texas System should pay his expenses for the whole boondoggle.
In other words, Flynn backed the impeachment fiasco through every step of the process up until the moment Wallace Hall's lawyer threatened to expose the deceitfulness of Flynn's committee in a public setting; only at that point did Flynn back down.

Bottom Line: For Flynn to claim he never voted to impeach Wallace Hall is, at best, semantic silliness.

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