I see the Democrats are bringing in that industrial juice squeezer in yet another attempt to suck just a little more juice out of the South Dakota implementation of the Federal EB-5 Immigration Visa program.
Today they’re having….. another press conference. And this time they’re bringing in….. a lawyer! (cue the music…. dum, dum, duuummmmmmm).
Democrats will claim that some of this is in response to the fact that Susan Wismer could not receive a second on her motion in the GOAC committee to issue subpoenas.
But, for all the chatter Democrats are trying to gin up on this, what about the guy who didn’t show up?
Susan Wismer has attempted to make the EB-5 program her signature issue in her kamikaze-like run for Governor, after months of finding those icky reports too big to read. So, she attempted a subopeona in committee, which died for lack of a second. Which caused her to get crabby with her Republican committee counterparts and talk bad about them.
But, the last I checked, Susan Wismer was not the only Democrat on the committee. Democrat State Senator Larry Lucas also sits on the panel. Unlike the Republicans who were there, Senator Lucas did not participate in person, or via telephone in the hearing on what Wismer is trying to make an issue in her campaign for Governor.
If it wasn’t important or substantive enough for Wismer’s fellow Democratic State Senator Larry Lucas to bother with, that does not bode well for Wismer’s continued pursuit of the issue. If she’s bothered to read those big reports at all.
So, we’ll have a little more political theater today, courtesy of the Democrats who are trying to appear substantive.
Maybe some of the Democrats who aren’t running for Governor will even show up this time.