Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), an early Obama supporter in 2008, has issued a statement saying that the White House did not follow the law in removing Gerald Walpin:
The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service. The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal. ‘Loss of confidence’ is not a sufficient reason. I’m hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.