U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette has finally been questioned about her former IT staffer who was arrested recently as he fled the country for Pakistan.

No, the questions didn’t come from this event.

Channel 9 News got to the point during a sit-down for Balance of Power that airs Sunday.

In Marshall Zelinger’s interview with DeGette, our questions focused on whether Awan had access to sensitive personal information belonging to Coloradans.
DeGette did not directly answer that question.

“We don’t have any information or belief that he has compromised any constituent information. And we have asked the investigators and also the House administration to please inform us if they get any information otherwise.”

Not only did she avoid directly answering the question, she seems completely unconcerned constituent information might have been compromised.

And the accused staffer, Imran Awan, most certainly had access. Just read between there lines:

“We terminated his employment because frankly he wasn’t – didn’t have access to the House information, so he couldn’t do his job.”

In other words, he has had access since 2009, until he was fired in 2016.

That’s a lot of access, and DeGette’s lack of concern is extremely concerning.