Forum Post: Retired US Navy Commander Faces Jail Over Interruption of Super Committee Hearing-UPDATE
Posted 9 years ago on April 6, 2012, 6:42 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Bolger disrupted a public hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Super Committee, last October. “All this obfuscation, with percentages of GDP, this is just trying to confuse the issue,” Bolger said at the hearing, interrupting the testimony of Chief Budget Officer Douglas Elmendorf. “The vast majority of the public want you to tax the rich, end the wars.”
The Super Committee, a specially created Congressional body to address the US deficit, failed to reach an agreement last November.
In a YouTube video posted by VFP, Bolger explains why she’s pleading guilty. “I’m pleading guilty because I did technically” break the law, she says. “I’m trying to now use this guilty plea and arrest and this event to amplify the people’s voice.”