(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee rejected President Joe Biden’s choice to oversee the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) because of the uproar following the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.
According to its website, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the country’s record keeper. Only 1% to 3% of all papers and materials produced throughout the course of government business in the United States are so significant for legal or historical reasons that they are kept permanently.
Documents are available if one needs to learn about family history, requires proof of a veteran’s military service, or is studying a historical issue.
According to reports, during Colleen Shogan’s testimony last Wednesday, Republican senators focused on the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Although Donald Trump, a former president, willingly responded with a grand jury subpoena demanding the return of papers stored at Mar-a-Lago, the FBI searched Trump’s estate after NARA requested that the U.S. Department of Justice continue its investigation into Trump.
Shogan told the committee that she had not been informed of any specifics of the NARA or DOJ investigation into Trump.
Video reports show Shogan explained to Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) that she wanted to make clear that as the nominee for the post, she had not been informed of any specifics. From what she understood, there was a voluntary exchange of contact with those people when there was some fear of harm to documents at the National Archives in general. At that point, the records are to be retrieved.
Along party lines, the committee’s vote was deadlocked 7-7.
According to reports, Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will have to dismiss the nominee from the committee due to the tie vote, delaying the nomination vote before the entire U.S. Senate.
Shogan was also portrayed as partisan by ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) for a 2007 piece in which she claimed that Republicans tend to demonstrate anti-intellectual traits. Shogan said Sen. Portman misrepresented her article and then referenced her ‘15 years of nonpartisan government experience.’
How can someone “misrepresent” something Shogan intentionally wrote? Either she meant it, or she didn’t. Either way, she’s a partisan and a liar.