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Astorino Visits Hillary’s Home: Scooby Van Exits

Hillary’s server? Ha! That’s small potatoes compared to Hillary’s zone. The Obama administration’s shockingly intrusive and anti-democratic campaign to force Hillary’s hometown of Chappaqua, New York to nullify its zoning regulations and install a low-income housing development has truly gone round the bend.

As I noted yesterday, the administration is now trying to force government officials in Westchester County, New York to compel Hillary’s hometown to build a housing development it doesn’t want. The Administration’s demand that Westchester’s leaders act as federal puppets by publishing letters and remonstrating with local officials in ways that violate their convictions is nothing short of Orwellian. And all of this is a preview of what the America as a whole is in for as Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation takes effect. When I said that local government control is on the way out in America, I wasn’t kidding.

Today, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino protested this latest episode of federal intrusion by holding a press conference outside of Hillary’s Chappaqua home to ask her if she thinks her town is discriminatory, and if she agrees with what the Obama administration is doing there. You can see video of Astorino outside of Hillary’s house here. Fox News ran an excellent story on Astorino’s conference and his questions for Hillary minutes ago.

Just as Astorino was trying to get in, Hillary’s Scooby van passed him on the way out. Looks like the AFFH issue is drawing uncomfortably close to home.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He can be reached at

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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