The concerns came to light late last week when Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released a mid-October letter from the commissioners to the White House arguing that Jaczko’s behavior is causing “serious damage” to the agency.
Several Republicans have called for Jaczko’s ouster in recent days, citing the commissioners’ concerns about his leadership.
“I think you should resign,” Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzSecret Service agents set for discipline after fence-jumping incident: report Overnight Cybersecurity: House Intel chair says surveillance collected on Trump transition team House Oversight grills law enforcement on facial recognition tech MORE (R-Utah) said at Wednesday’s hearing. “If you’re going to do the right thing for this country and this commission, you should step down.”
Two top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee — Reps. Ed WhitfieldEd WhitfieldWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? Overnight Energy: Green group sues Exxon over climate science MORE (Ky.) and John Shimkus (Ill.) — have called on President Obama to fire Jaczko.
Jaczko defended his leadership Wednesday, insisting that he has never bullied or intimidated staff and only withheld information from the commissioners in one instance.