The House Judiciary Committee Chairman has backed off his plan to investigate the liberal activist group the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now also known as ACORN.
The Washington Times reported that Rep. John Conyers D-MI had called for hearings on ACORN to look into several possible crimes, including voter fraud.
Conyers said that the powers that be decided against it. But he wouldn't say exactly who told him to call off the investigation.
The Washington Times also reported that Capitol Hill Democrats bristled at the idea of the hearings. They were concerned that it would re-ignite criticism of President Obama's close ties with the group.