"GOP Congressman Wants Judiciary Committee To Investigate Obama’s ‘Uncle Omar’"
Last month, President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Now Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, says Congress should hold formal hearings into whether Obama’s uncle received preferential treatment during his deportation proceedings. “We have to bring drunken ‘Uncle Omar’ in front of the House Judiciary Committee, drill down into this, and tell America what’s going on,” King said on Fox News. There is no evidence that Onyango Obama received preferential treatment, and the White House has said they have not tried to intervene on his behalf. But, according to The Hill, Republicans are exploiting the personal family matter and “see the case as an opportunity to hit the president on his recently announced immigration policy, in which officials were instructed to exercise prosecutorial discretion in deportation cases.”