You just can’t make this stuff up about Democrats … Will Nancy Pelosi drain the swamp as she promised for her final act as Speaker?
Ethics for thee, Not for me
Define irony … A Democrat committing ethics violations by improperly taking money from a political action committee (PAC) in order to pay for their already existing ethics violations defence. UNREAL. Charlie Rangel (NY15-D) faces ethics trials starting tomorrow and it would appear that he has managed to commit yet another ethics violation in paying for his legal defence. Rangel tapped stole from his National Leadership PAC $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He then took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. I guess Charlie did not know this was illegal either.
Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense.
Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis.
Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules.
“It’s a breach of congressional ethics,” one campaign-finance lawyer said.
Washington, DC, political lawyer Cleta Mitchell said there is “no authority for a member to use leadership PAC funds as a slush fund to pay for personal or official expenses.”
Is it any wonder why Pelosi and the Democrats did not want Rangel’s ethics trial to take place before the 2010 midterm elections. Would it have been 70+ seats lost instead of the 60+ Democrats lost in the House if such blatant stealing was made public to We the People? As Red States opines, does any of this matter as the lame duck House ethics trial presided over by Democrats will do nothing to Charlie Rangel. Absolutely nothing.
Pelosi never had any intentions of draining the swamp of Democrats, she only meant the GOP. It is yet just one of many reason why the American people voted Democrats out of the House and yes Nancy, it was because of you.