House Oversight Committee chair asks Daniel Snyder to reconsider his decision to not testify

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The House Oversight & Reform Committee isn’t taking “no” for an answer.

Chairperson Carolyn B. Maloney, in a six-page letter dated one 17, asked Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder to reconsider his refusal to appear voluntarily for testimony before the Committee on June 22. Maloney requests a response by Monday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Maloney also offers to provide Snyder with copies of any of the team’s documents that the Committee expects to use during the hearing.

The letter takes issue with the efforts of Snyder’s lawyer to downplay the underlying workplace issues as things that happened more than a decade ago. Maloney explains that the allegations relate to behavior allegedly occurring as recently as 2019.

It’s unlikely that any of this will alter Snyder’s refusal to testify, since it’s far better for him (in our view) to suffer the consequences of not talking than to invite the potential fallout of complying. The question becomes whether, at some point, the Committee will issue a subpoena to appear — and whether Snyder would comply with it.

26 responses to “House Oversight Committee chair asks Daniel Snyder to reconsider his decision to not testify

  1. I don’t like Snyder, but never give the clowns in Congress an inch if you don’t absolutely have to. They are a million times worse than anything happening in the NFL.

  2. All these folks will be out of power come November so Snyder just needs to slow walk this a few weeks. I imagine this congress will probably be taking off for their summer vacations pretty soon, even though gas is over $5 a gallon. Yes, elections do have consequences.

  3. Pretty amazing that any entity has a lower approval rating than Joe Biden but the U.S. Congress can claim that distinction.

  4. All these folks will be out of power come November so Snyder just needs to slow walk this a few weeks. I imagine this congress will probably be taking off for their summer vacations pretty soon, even though gas is over $5 a gallon. Yes, elections do have consequences.

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    $6.50 A gallon where I live. Yes they will be out of a job, book it.

  5. Danny is telling THEM to reconsider if any of them ever want free tickets & luxury suites to impress their lobbyist friends, ever again.

  6. If y’all think that voting out the people who currently are in office will get the price of crude oil (and thus gas) down, I’ve got some bad news for you.

  7. This is an excellent expenditure of government resources. There is nothing more important facing us right now. You have to hand it to these folks they really have their finger on the pulse of America.

  8. Its easy to purchase the votes of people who complain as though the price of gas is the single most important issue in the world.

  9. The question becomes whether, at some point, the Committee will issue a subpoena to appear — and whether Snyder would comply with it.
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    I know next to nothing about law, but doesn’t a subpoena mean you have to appear or face consequences?

  10. Ya… Congress sets the price for gas and they’re so powerful they made the gas price go up in Europe too! Now that’s real power.

  11. Free tickets to a “Commanders” game in that stadium? Haha, yeah I have better things to do…

  12. Yes, that’s what a subpoena would usually mean. This is a subpoena from Congress and therefore is different. It becomes very complicated because the House has to get help from the sergeant at arms OR have congress vote to enforce the subpoena. Alternatively they can ask that the Judicial branch enforce a congressional subpoena.

    It’s a lot simpler when a judge issues the subpoena because the judge has the power to hold individuals in contempt of court and fine them or jail them.

  13. Remove the anti-trust exemption immediately. The owners will force him out instantly. He straight up needs to go. Don’t let Deshaun or Daniel have anything to do with the league. It is not a right but a privilege to be a member of the sheild. They should not reap the benefits.

  14. “ Does Congress set the price of gas?”

    No. But the people who do set the price of gas are thrilled that most people are eager to blame anyone except who actually sets the price of gas.

  15. “ I know next to nothing about law, but doesn’t a subpoena mean you have to appear or face consequences?”

    If you’re an ordinary citizen, yes. If you’re a politician, or rich and haven’t sufficiently pissed anyone off, then no.

  16. Regardless of who is the bigger cheese ball, Synder’s reluctance to appear and Roger’s video appearance speaks volumes about the Commanders and the NFL executive management. I would not feel very clean if I worked for either of these two institutions.

  17. If the committee issues a subpoena, Snyder really has no choice. He can testify, or he can face jail…and not one soul in the D.C. area will shed a tear for him.

  18. I have a son who would not brush his teeth before bed. I asked him to do it. He didn’t do it. I asked him to reconsider his non-teeth brushing. He didn’t do it. I told him if he ever skips a night of brushing his teeth then I’d cancel the channel that has Paw Patrol. He didn’t do it. So I cancelled Paw Patrol. That night, he brushed his teeth and promised to brush them every night if I brough Paw Patrol back. I did, and now we’re buying new tubes of toothpaste every month. C’mon folks, it really is that easy.

  19. Absolutely nothing good can happen by him showing up so why do it?

  20. Snyder is a snake. He needs to be jailed for his actions.

    Also – Shame on the shallow minded sheeple blaming Biden for economic woes. Take a look at inflation in the EU and other far away lands. It’s a global issue. Do research

  21. jaggedmark says:
    June 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm
    The question becomes whether, at some point, the Committee will issue a subpoena to appear — and whether Snyder would comply with it.
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    I know next to nothing about law, but doesn’t a subpoena mean you have to appear or face consequences?

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    For you and me it does.

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