Friday, November 18, 2011


I recently spotted an article that appeared in the Blog Briefing Room section of The Hill, and I want to bring the details to your attention. Below a link to the full article by Jordy Yager dated November 4th detailing an investigation into another member of Congress’ ethical conduct.

Now we have the second investigation into the ethics of Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) on top of long delayed inquiries impacting Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) which have lingered for years without any definitive action. Since all three mentioned in this report happen to be black, it is not surprising that the race card has come up. Don’t you think that race is something that certainly at the Congressional level we have moved far beyond?

What is troubling is the fact that long delays by the Ethics Committee are not something new. All of these inquiries cost significant amounts of money and we must provide a fair hearing, but it is time to get conclusions with definitive actions. This situation is exactly why there is so much dissatisfaction with Congress and I have come to the conclusion that they (Congress) are their own worst enemy.

Apparently there is so much corruption and internal violations of ethical behavior on Capitol Hill that everyone is fearful of pointing fingers at one another or they will be exposed too. There is one easy way to solve this apparent problem and that is to simply totally clean house.


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