GSA whistle-blower testifies on scandal
Government Services Administartion officials testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill on April 16.
April 17th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
11 years ago

GSA whistle-blower testifies on scandal

Washington (CNN) - A General Services Administration official who first raised questions about overspending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference said Tuesday that she supported the findings of a government investigation and the steps taken in response to the controversy.

"I share your anger and disappointment in GSA's conduct," said Susan Brita, a GSA deputy administrator, at a House Transportation Committee hearing on the scandal that has raised questions of systemic abuses of spending by the government procurement agency.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    The GSA budget doubled from 2006 to 2008, and then the agency ran itself from 2008 to 2010 under an interim director because Congress blocked appointees. Republicans need to be careful how they play this hand.

    April 17, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. obama victim

    just another Obama regime scandal.....and the hits just keep on coming

    April 17, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Independant Texan

    Lead by example.

    April 17, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Data Driven

    Nice to see CNN is finally showing the faces of those who were responsible for this fiasco, rather than showing the face of the President, who has had nothing to do with management of GSA.

    April 17, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The republicans are trying to spin this against Obama, yet this is tiny compared to the abuses under Bush. Bush ran on the standard republican war cry of smaller government and the federal government grew immensley under his administration. Worse yet, lobbyists tripled in number, almost all with republican leanings and connections.

    April 17, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Wake up people

    They all should have to pay back every penny, and everyone should lose their jobs. Then see if they like being so wasteful.

    April 17, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. Brandy

    Is whistle blower dem or rep

    April 17, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Republicans are trying to blame Pres. Obama for this when the guy most responsible, who has been taking the 5th Amendment time and again, has demonstrated a dislike for Pres. Obama.

    April 17, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    obama victim

    just another Obama regime scandal.....and the hits just keep on coming

    so when similar examples are brought forth that happened under Duh DUh DUh-bya, will you recant your moronic claim??.....not likely

    April 17, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. John in Brooklyn

    Ironic that Republicans would be willing to have a woman testify to mis-deeds of the GSA, but have only men testify on the issue of women's health.

    April 17, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    WireweirdinSF has written repeatedly:

    Still not a word on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NY times or WP or any other liberally biased mainstream media about the hypocrisy of Debby Wasserman Schultz shrilly calling for Romney to release his tax returns while refusing for years to realease her own.
    BREAKING NEWS: In an unprecedented joint press conference statement at the Newseum, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and DNC Chair Wasserman-Schultz agreed to release their joint tax returns.

    April 17, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |