Two Republican lawmakers stood up on the House floor and voiced their opinion that Obama whistleblower Philip Haney was murdered and had not committed suicide. The original reports claimed that Haney died of a single shot to the chest that was self-inflicted. That seems to have changed a bit as the coroner’s office and the police department both have said they have not yet concluded suicide in Haney’s death.
Representatives Louie Gohmert and Steve King both were friends of Haney’s, and they say it is inconceivable that Haney killed himself. They both pointed out that Haney had information that could have brought down several in the Obama inner circle, and that he kept a flash drive on a chain around his neck with all of the information all the time.
Indeed, Haney had a lot of good things happening in his life at the time of his death. He was negotiating to return to work at the DHS, was getting married, and was just starting on his second book after the first one did so well. Hardly doesn’t sound like suicide material.
In little-noticed speeches on the House floor on Feb. 28, both congressmen bucked claims that Haney died by suicide.
“I’m standing on the floor here saying, Madame Speaker, I don’t believe that Phil Haney committed suicide,” King said. “I expect that we’re going to get a thorough investigation. The evidence that is coming to me indicates that he was murdered.”
“Phil often said, ‘I would never commit suicide,’” King explained, adding that he was a good friend of Haney’s.
Meanwhile, Gohmert explained in a lengthy speech that he, too, was good friends with Haney, so much so, in fact, that he and Haney had made a “mutual pact.”
“I’d been concerned about his safety, with all the information he knew and people who could’ve gotten in trouble,” Gohmert said. “We had a mutual pact. It said: Either one of us ended up committing suicide, then the other is going to make sure that the truth wins out.”