Two Republican lawmakers recently claimed that a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower during the Obama administration didn't commit suicide. Philip Haney, 66, died last month while police ruled that the cause of death was likely a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
H/T: Washington Examiner
Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Louie Gohmert of Texas delivered separate speeches on the House floor last week during which they both alleged that Haney didn't commit suicide.
Haney was an Obama-era whistle-blower in the Department of Homeland Security who was recently found dead under suspicious circumstances. After initially referring to the incident as a "single self-inflicted gun shot wound," the Amador County Sheriff’s Office was forced to backtrack, calling its initial reports 'misinformation' and saying it was way too early for any final determination.
Recently, Congressman King delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives honoring the life of his friend. “When there were people who would come talk to him, just one-on-one he often said to them ‘you’re taking a risk talking to me because you could become a target too.' And he had said to friends as recently as two weeks before his death ‘if there’s an announcement…if I’m dead and there is a suicide letter it will be a fake.’ He often said, ‘I would never commit suicide.’”
Congressman Louie Gohmert, also took to the floor to talk about his friend. “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.”
Exclusive: I spoke with the pastor of DHS whistleblower Philip Haney, who says Haney’s shooting death was not a suicide.— Joshua Philipp (@JoshJPhilipp) March 6, 2020
They spoke shortly before the incident, and his pastor knew the information Haney was preparing to release.