Summer of Job Recovery? More Like Democrat Summer of Corruption … Eddie Bernice Johnson Awarded Scholarships to Relatives


So much for the Obama summer of job recovery, this summer’s motto has been the summer of Democrat corruption.

US Democrat Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-D) is being accused of funneling thousands of dollars in college scholorships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005. Relatives of the Congresswomen are supposed to be ineligible. Once again we are witness to another Democrat with an ethical problem.

Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers’ causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member’s district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so “unknowingly” and would work with the foundation to “rectify the financial situation.”

Unknowingly, of course she had done so unknowingly. Because who would ever think that giving scholarships to one’s own relatives or political cronies would be considered unethical. Spare us. As Michelle Malkin calls it, Cronyism of color strikes again, another CBC Democrat in trouble.

Eddie Bernice Johnson claims she did not benefit from the cronyism, no but your relatives did and she “unknowingly” violated the clear eligibility rules. How does one “unknowingly” violate rules that clearly state … NO RELATIVES NEED APPLY!!! However, if you don’t think that Johnson did this unknowingly, most likely you will be branded a racist.

Johnson awarded between nine and eleven scholarships annually from 2005 to 2008.

In each of those years three or four students related to Johnson or her district director Rod Givens were among the winners. Johnson said every qualified applicant got a scholarship and she divided the funds equally among them.

Two of the Johnson’s grandsons, two of her great-nephews, and Givens’ son and daughter were the scholarship winners in question. The Morning News said it was unable to reach any of the scholarship recipients and Givens did not respond to requests for comment.

Add these ethics violations to the growing Democrat list of Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Summer of Job Recovery? More Like Democrat Summer of Corruption … Eddie Bernice Johnson Awarded Scholarships to Relatives”

    1. david r on August 29th, 2010 6:37 pm

      No crime here. She was just acting like a politician. Hey, it worked for Blagojevich.

    2. Greg the Mongoose on August 29th, 2010 7:32 pm

      Should be expelled from Congress ASAP.

    3. NGBoston on August 29th, 2010 9:12 pm

      Nice job, Eddie! WTF?

    4. A Texas Grandfather on August 29th, 2010 9:50 pm

      Just another Democratic thief. Time to get rid of all of them.

    5. just1girl on August 30th, 2010 2:41 am

      Maybe she doesn’t know who her relatives are so that would make it an “unknowing” violation. uh-huh

    6. super dave on August 30th, 2010 6:59 am

      looks like nancy didn’t flush her overly bloated swamp after all !!!!

    7. ws on August 30th, 2010 4:23 pm

      What is new; sounds like the same old Louisiana stuff to me.
      Cold cash Jefferson and Family all going to jail.
      Arrested, Two small town B. Mayors hands in the cash.
      B.Lawyer disbarred, but still in public office.
      B.Judge goes to the pin and gets a street named for him.
      B. Public offical goes to Angola,does time,re-elected.
      B. Mayor buys cars for his staff with city police funds.
      B. Mayor right hand man wife uses city credit cards for trips and having fun.
      B. Vote buying is a brown bag of fried chicken and some extra.
      There is way more. But,they are entitled.

    8. super dave on August 31st, 2010 11:24 am

      yep, home girl is caught up in all the democrat corruption. nail her ass to the same door as chuckie rangel and maxine waters.
      you will never see any of this money returned. give eddie b a spot in the same cell as kwambie lassiter.

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