Democrats Protest Removal of Transportation Watchdog 

Posted on May 20, 2020 6:25 am

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Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the Transportation Department’s acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trump to fire or replace government watchdogs. 

The Democratic chairs of three House panels on Tuesday demanded that Mitch Behm be reinstated immediately as acting inspector general.  

FILE – President Donald Trump, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, left, speaks at a roundtable on infrastructure at the Department of Transportation, June 9, 2017, in Washington.

The lawmakers also demanded that the Trump administration turn over information about current investigations that might