By Andrew Restuccia - 12/14/11 05:06 PM EST
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 Chaffetz78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto Congress votes to override Obama for first time FBI: No evidence Clinton ordered deletion of subpoenaed email archive 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 WhitfieldKentucky Republican to resign from House House lawmakers urge Obama to forgo lame-duck TPP vote Ethics panel rebukes Kentucky Republican 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.