Grover Norquist’s brother promises a tough audit as Pentagon comptroller

Good luck David Norquist. Audit that Pentagon. The place is a fiscally target rich environment.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Defense officials have been under pressure to perform a Pentagon audit for decades, but have still not started the process.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and other members of the Armed Services Committee pressed Norquist over whether he could get it done. Norquist was the chief financial officer at the Department of Homeland Security when that agency performed its audit.

“Starting an audit is a matter of driving change inside a bureaucracy that may resist it,” Norquist told the senators.

The lack of an audit is a “very public, continuing failure” of senior management at the Pentagon, McCain said.

But McCain, referring to Norquist’s tax-activist brother, also joked that “We’re very happy your brother is not here today.”

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