The Los Angeles Times revealed on June 14, 2005 that Murtha, as the top Democrat on House Defense Appropriations, has been funneling tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into KSA Consulting, the lobbying company of his brother, Kit Murtha, and KSA clients.
Last year, Murtha strongarmed the Navy into transferring the Hunters Point Shipyard to the city of San Francisco, which had a contract with a company called Lennar, Inc. to redevelop the 500-acre site bringing millions in profits to Lennar. The Senior Vice-President of Lennar is Laurence Pelosi, Democrat House Leader Nancy Pelosis stepson.
This year, Murtha inserted several earmarks (specifically designated appropriations) into various defence bills giving millions of federal research dollars to companies owned by the children of Democrat Congressman Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvanias 11th district adjoining Murthas 12th.
Crooked enough for you? Welcome to Washington. This is the way business is conducted here. There are trust me on this a significant number of Congressmen and Senators of both parties who have integrity and dont sell their votes for personal gain to themselves, family, or friends. But they are trust me on this as well not in the majority.
My point was that if done properly it would be his service comrades who would take that issue public; not anyone else. Anything short of that simply invites a deluge of criticism in investigation.
You have simply just got to be shi**in' me........