Congressman Joe Barton, the Republican who complained that President Obama's treatment of BP was a "shakedown," is now threatening to haul Google executives up to Capitol Hill to testify. The Financial Times reports:
One influential Republican lawmaker in the House of Representatives, who will have new power following last week's congressional elections, has signalled that Republicans will take a closer look at the Street View incident.
Joe Barton, a Republican who is vying to become chairman of the powerful House energy and commerce committee, said in a recent C-Span interview that it was virtually guaranteed that executives from Google would be asked to testify on Capitol Hill.
"There appears to have been a conscious effort to collect information," Mr Barton said of Google. "It wasn't just kind of accidentally gathered."
For this we need Republicans?