White House Removes Long-Controversial Head of OSC

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauded the White House decision to remove Special Counsel Scott Bloch yesterday.

“It’s about time,” stated GAP Legislative Representative Adam Miles. “The number of federal employees helped by OSC has plummeted during Mr. Bloch’s tenure, along with the office’s credibility. It’s time to move on from this unfortunate chapter in OSC’s history. We look forward to the appointment of a Special Counsel who will prioritize protecting whistleblowers from retaliation over pursuing personal political agendas.”

Added GAP Legal Director Tom Devine: “Mr. Bloch had the same impact as Special Counsel that President Bush has had as President – utter disaster.”

GAP has been a persistent critic of Bloch during his tenure at the Office of Special Counsel.