Checking Rahm Emanuel's appearance on 'This Week'
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was the guest on ABC's This Week on Sunday. He discussed topics ranging from the Obama administration's response to the oil spill, the increase in federal spending during the recession and the upcoming 2010 elections.
We decided to examine a couple of his claims.
First, we checked his claim that, "In the case of General Motors, the (Bush) administration wrote a check without asking for any conditions of change." We found that wasn't right.
Actually, the Bush administration detailed a number of conditions for change at General Motors, and Obama's administration could have recalled the loans soon after taking office if officials felt the auto companies were not compliant. We rated his statement False.
We're looking into another claim Emanuel made about the succession of the House energy committee. We hope to have it posted this afternoon.