A whistleblower former employee of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISACorps) has revealed that she was coerced to attend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH partisan forum with Nancy Pelosi, pose for photo ops, given instructions on loading students up with student debt, and then reimbursed travel and hotel expenses with federal funds.
As reported in the Daily Caller this morning, the whistleblower signed an affidavit attesting to these claims, which appear to reveal ISACorps as either illegally or unethically coercing 76 state employees essentially to stump for Democratic Party candidates.
Nancy Pelosi was the headline speaker at the event the 76 ISACorps employees attended, where she endorsed Jesse Jackson Jr. for Congress and praised the elder Jackson’s handle on the U.S. Constitution, as originally reported by Rebel Pundit (VIDEO) in March 2012.
After the meeting, according to the affadavit, the ISACorps employees were escorted to a back room:
“Jesse Jackson Sr. said to work hard to help as many students as possible acquire student loans. Jackson Sr. encouraged us to network students, hold rallies and organize for ‘student loan forgiveness legislation,’” she wrote in her affidavit….
“Jesse Jackson Sr. also told us not to worry about loading students up with too much college debt, because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will eventually forgive all student loan debt. On the promise of debt forgiveness, ‘those people will continue to vote Democratic.’”
Bailey added that Jackson Sr. “asked how many ISACorps workers would be able to come to future events because our massive support looked great both in-person and on television.”
The Daily Caller contacted ISAC to follow up on the facts asserted in the affadavit:
In a phone interview with TheDC, ISAC spokesman John Samuels denied that the event was political. “You’re full of shit,” he said.
Samuels also objected to TheDC referring to House Minority Leader Pelosi as “House minority leader,” saying, “It really pains you to call her ‘Speaker Pelosi’ doesn’t it?
The actions asserted in the signed affidavit (corroborated in detail in the piece in the Daily Caller), if true, reveal an abuse of power and breach of ethics akin to those unearthed in the ACORN investigations–and once again shine the light on “Chicago Values.”DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.