Skip to comments.House's Former Black Caucus Chairwoman Reportedly Gave Scholarships to Relatives
Posted on 08/30/2010 6:41:03 PM PDT by topher
Relatives of Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and a top aide reportedly won scholarship funds from a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation program in violation of the group's rules.
The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Johnson awarded nine to 11 scholarships per year from 2005 to 2008, which are the years the Morning News had available for review, and in each year, three or four winners were related to Johnson or her district director, Rod Givens.
Johnson, an influential Democratic member of Congress and former Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman, told the newspaper that she "unknowingly" violated nepotism rules when she gave two grandsons, two great-nephews and her district director's two children scholarship money.
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so unusual...I just can’t believe that! hahahahaa
Whether Johnson will face an ethics probe in the House is unclear.
Looks like there could be three members of the Black Caucus under Ethics Violations.
Such Honesty in Congress!
NOTHING TO SEE HERE !!!!!
MOVE ALONG NOW !!!!
You Betcha, there’s a pattern.
Who knows, maybe she raise a crack-whore as a child, so her grandchildren need the dough. I mean, she’s a POS democrat, I’m sure she was a lousy parent too.
But she means well and was just trying to do the right thing for the poor people. /SARC
That bish is as crooked as all of the rest of the scumbags like Rangel and Waters, throw Al Not-So-Sharpton and Jesse Jerkson in there. If they do something squirrely and get caught it is just because we white people are all racists.
I have no problem with “people of color” because I grew up around a hell of a lot of ‘em. Crooked is as crooked does. It ain’t about skin color, it is about ethics and what is right/wrong. If you break the rules, being a “person of color” don’t make it right, it just makes you a weasel. And that woman has been a weasel since the get-go.
Go for the glory Rev. Stephen Brodan. Send that fool back to whatever rock she crawled out from under.
If the SIEU guy who wrote “Amercan” on the sign at the Sharpton rally wrote her former title dropping the “i”, she would be the former Charwoman of the Black Raucus. Think of how upset the Black Raucus and the “Socalsts” would be.
When we get the House we`re going to have a field day with this fetid rat infested swamp. Lots to delve, till 2012!
Here's her opponent:
I'm probably over-optimistic. Just a couple months ago, polling was giving EBJ one of the largest leads of any Dem Rep in Texas, at 27 points. And it's a heavily urban district (the most urbanized parts of Dallas). Still, this year, who knows?
A disproportionately large number of black Rats seem to think that the main reason they are in public office to enrich themselves and their relatives.
One year in, the evidence is clear -- and growing by the day -- that the Recovery Act is working to create jobs, prevent a second Great Depression, and lay a new foundation for an economic prosperity shared by all.
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