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When you think of psycho-conservatives and tenacious Republican partisanship names like Newt Gingrich and Henry Hyde come to mind but the name Dan Burton should definitely be on top of that list Dan Burton the Republican chair of the Government Reform committee and the representative of District 6 of Indiana has the reputation of a pit-bull in Congress Burton was the House Republicans point man in the 1997 investigation of political fundraising that focuses on money brought in by President Clintons re-election campaign This task gave him yet another crack at exposing misdeeds of the Clinton presidency in which he has already accused of ethics lapses Many Democrats fear Dan Burtons attack-dog style because they know that he will not rest until he has uncovered the truth In fact Burton spent the first four years of the Clinton administration attacking the Democratic president with more tenacity than the most partisan of his GOP colleagues He infuriated Democrats and shocked a large number of Republicans with his July 1994 floor speech when he questioned White House Deputy Council Vincent W Fosters apparent suicide The speach which proposed that he was murdered for the sake of a cover-up was one of the highlights of Burtons career in the House minority Burton contended that the body was moved there were hairs on his shirt that did not belong to him when he was found dead and that there were carpet and other wool fibers found on his body Another time that Burton made the news was last year when he called Clinton a scumbag in public This guy hates Clinton and he doesnt hide his desire to get rid of him at all The Republicans entrusted him with unprecedented powers to subpoena Democrats and access to as much as 15 million for a witch-hunt style investigation Burton declared that the White House is actually behind all the leeks that seem damaging to the White House In truth
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