BREAKING: Major Garret of FoxNews just reported that the Director of the Census Bureau has sent a letter to ACORN headquarters, indicating that the Census Bureau will sever all ties with the radical group.
More on this as it becomes available.
UPDATE: AP reports that Census Director Robert Groves spoke about the issue”
“It is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts,”
Yes, I’d say that with the recent ACORN firings in Baltimore and Washington DC that the general public has vastly sufficient cause for concern about the relationship between the Census Bureau, the White House, and ACORN.
Up to now, the Census Bureau had defended ACORN’s involvement, explaining it was one of 80,000 unpaid volunteer groups that the bureau hoped would be able to raise local awareness. But in his letter, Groves said it no longer had confidence that ACORN was effectively managing its partnership.
Next up: stripping ACORN of all access to taxpayer money, including the billions of stimulus dollars they expect to receive.
Now if we could just get the Census Bureau back out of the White House…