Chaffetz to Investigate Census Bureau

Last year, Mitt Romney supporter Jack Welch was roundly mocked for suggesting that the Census Bureau was fabricating unemployment numbers a month before Election Day 2012. Turns out Welch was right, and now Rep. Jason Chaffetz and other members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee are opening an investigation into the matter. 


Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee appeared on The Kelly File, last night, to talk about the bombshell  story published in the New York Post, alleging that the Census Bureau instructed employees to fabricate data for the nation’s unemployment reports.

The  Oversight and Reform Committee has gotten involved, and is demanding answers from the director of the Census Bureau about data used for a jobs report that showed a suspiciously large drop in unemployment just a month from Election Day 2012.

Chaffetz told Kelly that the investigation would focus on the people in the Philadelphia field office who were reportedly fabricating data – “subordinates were doing this and superiors were condoning it, and if that is true, I’m tellin’ ya, Megyn, that is just not acceptable in this country.”