Friday, June 11, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Considering Rewriting Her Own Ethics Rules Because Too Many Democrats Are Getting Busted

In 2006, Nancy Pelosi promised:
"The Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history."

Two years ago, Nancy Pelosi actually toughened House Ethical rules. Flash forward to today and there is a big problem. Too many Democrats are getting busted and the Congressional Black Caucus wants the rules relaxed. Pelosi is reportedly on-board.

The Hill reported:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has privately indicated she is willing to rewrite some of the the ethics rules that House Democrats implemented two years ago.

Pelosi late last month met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) about the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which was created to bolster the ethics of the lower chamber.

At the meeting, which was also attended by CBC lawmaker and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), sources said Pelosi heard complaints about the OCE’s new powers and investigation tactics...

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