WATCH: Circa's investigation into the GSA's sale of recalled cars to the public at auctions across the country
A U.S. Senator has joined the call for answers following a Circa investigation into the sale of recalled cars by the General Services Administration. We discovered the GSA selling cars with potentially dangerous problems at auctions across the country, also highlighting incidents where federal government workers appear to have been driving recalled cars.
Senator Claire McCaskill said the federal government should "take every step possible to keep federal employees and the broader American driving public safe."
READ: Senator McCaskill's letter to the GSA
GSA in compliance despite recalls
The General Services Administration is legally allowed to sell cars with open recalls to the general public. McCaskill also points out there is no requirement that the GSA make repairs to recalled cars within the government's fleet.
But she's still asking the GSA for specific information about its practices and policies for dealing with safety recalls.
Senator McCaskill joins the House Oversight Committee and a group of House lawmakers who have requested information from the GSA. Her letter asks for something different though, indicating she'd like to look at any correspondence between the GSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about known or suspected safety defects in the federal fleet.
McCaskill set a deadline for the information she requested, asking the GSA to hand over materials by November 4th.