Sunday, September 06, 2009

'Green Jobs Czar' Van Jones resigns

From WorldNetDaily
WND's 5-month series of exposés leads to White House's 1st casualty Posted: September 06, 2009 ~ 1:18 am Eastern © 2009 WorldNetDaily WASHINGTON – Barack Obama's "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones quit late last night after pressure mounted over his extremist history first exposed in WND. The last straw for Jones was being caught on tape in an expletive-packed rant, directly attacking Republicans in the Senate who he said abused their majority position in the past to push legislation through. He admitted after the statements were released that the comments were "inappropriate" and "offensive." "They do not reflect the experience I have had since joining the administration ," Jones said in the statement. Jones was also linked late last week to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. When the White House press corps grilled White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about Jones on Friday, a reporter asked how the administration could reject "conspiracy theories" about his birth certificate while employing someone who previously charged the U.S. government with masterminding Sept. 11. Gibbs said only that Jones "continues to work in the administration," a non-ringing endorsement that set the stage for his ouster. Jones' name appeared on a petition calling for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officials had orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. [CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE STORY]
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