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Kevin Whelan, ACORN deputy political director, did not return a call for comment Thursday.

Ms. MonCrief worked for years as a clerk at the D.C. office of ACORN-affiliated Project Vote before being fired for charging about $2,000 in personal expenses on an ACORN credit card.

She said the hearing Thursday - she attended but did not testify - was an extremely partisan exercise except for Mr. Conyers’ support for further hearings.

“I thought that was really wonderful because he took a stand that I really didn’t think was going to come from that side,” Ms. MonCrief, a registered Democrat, said after the hearing.