Friday, January 13, 2006

'Pelosi Wants Probe of 'Corrupt Congress'' including Pombo

AP: "Pelosi Wants Probe of 'Corrupt Congress'

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Republicans had created "one of the most closed, corrupt congresses in history" and urged the House ethics committee to investigate GOP lawmakers linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.


In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Pelosi said Democrats expect the ethics committee to look into the "alleged violations of criminal laws and the rules of the House" by former Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas, and three other Republicans with ties to Abramoff — Bob Ney of Ohio and Californians Richard Pombo and John Doolittle."


I should also point out, as the article does, Pelosi didn't in this request ask for an investigation of DLC Democrat, William Jefferson, who is also under investigation on unrelated corruption and ethics cases, but she did go on to say "we have said all along that, Democrat or Republican, anyone who doesn't follow the rules or the law has to be held accountable. That's the difference between us." (Source)


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