Skip to comments.Resolution threatens power of Office of Congressional Ethics (Marcia Fudge Alert)
Posted on 06/04/2010 8:37:18 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
TALK ABOUT BLAMING the messenger. The newly created Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent watchdog set up to review and, if warranted, forward ethics complaints to the official House ethics committee for further action, has taken its mission seriously. Too seriously, it seems, for the comfort of some lawmakers. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), joined by 19 other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, last week introduced a resolution that would essentially neuter the ethics board, making it more difficult for OCE to launch investigations and inform the public of its findings.
Ms. Fudge said in a statement that she acted to make the process fairer; OCE, she said, "is currently the accuser, judge and jury." It's not too hard to imagine other motivations for Ms. Fudge's concerns. Her chief of staff, Dawn Kelly Mobley, was admonished by the ethics committee for her role in helping a group of Black Caucus members improperly obtain an all-expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean -- this when Ms. Mobley was the ethics lawyer for Ms. Fudge's predecessor, the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and Ms. Tubbs Jones was chairing the ethics committee. Four of the lawmakers who went on the Caribbean trip signed on to Ms. Fudge's resolution: Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.).
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John Boehner should be talking about this, not the Paul McCartney debacle.
IOW, Don be stikin yo nose in my bidnez..........
The hypocricy abounds with the Leftards.
If these people would act ethically there would be nothing to fear. Seems to me that where there is smoke there is probably fire.
WE BE black.
WE BE democrat.
WE BE special.
WE BE above the law.
Don’t touch the WE BE’S.
The law doesn’t exist where it is not enforced.
America has no rule of law. We’re seeing that fact everywhere we look.
A House committee doing it’s job - holding government accountable for following basic rules on ethics? That’s a SHOCKING story and worthy of front page, above the fold placement.
I lived in Corpus Christi in the 80’s.
The police had what was referred to as the baseball rule. Three strikes before they were out.
The level of corruption was unbelievable.
I had a run in with a CC police officer. Everybody went into cover up mode.
An assistant district attorney threatened to send me to the pen on trumped up charges. I told her I would meet her in the courtroom. She let me know I'd never live to walk into a courtroom.
I had at least three attempts against my life. One of the attempts a cop totaled a cruiser trying to take me out.
People better start waking up as to what is going on.
These left wing freakshow’s idea of a perfect society is one where they are not held accountable.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
When will we get it into our thick skulls and do something about it?
What the Mexican druglords are doing will be on every street in America if we don’t wake up and find a way to hold government, media, and law enforcement accountable to the law and to us.