(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Dennis Kucinich has called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the credit rating agencies.
“We are not a poor country. We’re the richest country in the world and to tempt the markets to further manipulate us – these, these ratings agencies, there ought to be a Justice Department investigation of them,” said Kucinich at a press conference with the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus on Wednesday.
“They were for sale for any one who wanted a good rating you drive up, you put your money down, you get a good rating. Now, they’re telling the United States of America that they’re going to downgrade our rating, are you kidding me? It’s time for us to downgrade the rating agencies.”