MRC VP Dan Gainor on FNC to Discuss Possible ACORN Fraud

MRC's Vice President for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox News Channel today to discuss a GOP Congressional Report that accused ACORN of political corruption and fraud.

"Happening Now" host Jane Skinner asked: "Dan, boil it down into the simplest terms: what the main accusation is here."

"Well, the main accusation is that they're breaking both election laws and tax laws while using – they've got $53 million from the federal government over the last – since 1994. And they've also got $2 million from Bank of America so we've actually bailed out ACORN. You and me and everybody watching. And so what the House is charging them, you know, the House Republicans are saying that they're using this money to boost the campaigns of Democratic officials – whether it's Blagojevich or Obama or others," Gainor said.

He continued: "ACORN's been investigated, looked into. There was a lot of talk about this before the election, not a lot since then even though there's a lot going on."

Skinner also asked "if it's so blatant and so bad. If it's been going on for 15 years, how could they have gotten away with it for so long?"

"ACORN is hugely a Democratic operation. You know, you're gonna have a hard time even going after them now with Democrats running both houses of Congress. You know, Washington is a land of favors – they've – people look out for them," Gainor replied.

Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour is the Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC's Business and Media Institute.