Skip to comments.Cleveland Rep. Fudge drafts bill to restrict ethics office that investigated her top aide!
Posted on 06/03/2010 8:27:13 PM PDT by 4FreeSpeach
U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge has introduced legislation that would weaken a congressional ethics office that found her top aide improperly helped Congressional Black Caucus members take a free Caribbean trip that was funded by corporations.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...
Melanie Sloan, who heads the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Fudge's resolution would make the ethics office "entirely ineffectual without killing it altogether." She doubts it will be approved because Congress won't want to look soft on ethics before a tough election.
"The problem here isn't the Office of Congressional Ethics, it is congressional ethics," said Sloan. "Members of Congress are astonished that someone would hold them accountable."
(Note: Do read the reader comments for the article. They are a rather strong message as to how NE Ohio views their corrupt Democrat leaders.)
hmmmm..ethics committee doesn’t take action unless a member initiates it but they won’t initiate anything so as not to upset another member....
....Joseph Heller is alive and well.
This ‘theory’ is very reminiscent of the actions in VN.....we destroyed the village to save it.....
This stuff would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious and is just pushing us further down into the depths of hell....
How special is that? You can’t make this crap up...
I guess the committee is finding too many ethical violations. They must not have heard Nancy Pelosi when she said This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history. The obvious solution is to stop anyone from wasting valuable time on unnecessary investigations.
Now, I don’t consider myself as a racist, but I do find it odd that a black woman would be named “Fudge”
No, no conflict of interest or retribution going on here... ‘course not! What are you implying? :-/
One of the PD article readers has the following post that summarizes Tubbs Jones early covering for the Cuyahoga Democratic party resulting in the current situation with many federal indictments pending, succinctly:
“What corruption was Stephanie Tubbs Jones of blessed memory involved in? One big one, and that was letting Frank Russo off to lie, cheat, and steal for another decade.
1998, Russo was indicted for theft in office, essentially using his office the way Democrat Benny Bonnano did, as a taxpayer funded campaign office. She indicted him on three felonies. Then, one of Stephanie Tubbs Jones’ assistant prosecutors ran Russo’s campaign for Auditor (he was indicted while Recorder before “honest” Pat O’Malley took over.
After the election, Stephanie dropped the felonies and allowed Frank to plead to a misdemeanor that kept him in office, and they threw a few assistants under the bus for almost nothing. She enabled Russo to continue to allegedly bilk, steal, and bribe Cuyahoga County to where we are today.
Like Bill Mason, Stephanie looked the other way on corruption with her fellow Democrats who have utterly ruined Cuyahoga County. Russo thrived, O’Malley set up his taxpayer financed campaign operation, McFaul was going full throttle and engaged in sexual harrassment.
That was Stephanie’s crime, enabling corruption. She also took a few legally questionable trips on taxpayer dime and special interest dime, and supported Palestinian terrorists time after time.
Other than that, she was clean.”
Are you questioning Pelosi? She believes in THE WORD!
Cleveland Rep. Fudge drafts bill to restrict ethics office that investigated her top aide!
Sure, why not?
Great idea corrupt Fudge (BTW change yer d*mbass name)