Skip to comments.C.R.E.W.: Murtha 'Most Corrupt'
Posted on 11/13/2006 4:48:44 PM PST by xtinct
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) questioned soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., commitment to eradicating corruption with her endorsement of one of the most unethical members in Congress, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., to be majority meader of the House of Representatives.
Murtha was listed in CREW's report, "Beyond DeLay: The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and five to watch)." As reported in the study and by the news media, Murtha has been involved in a number of pay-to-play schemes involving former staffers and his brother, Robert "Kit" Murtha.
Eight incumbents in CREW's report lost their races because of ethics issues.
"Future House Speaker Pelosi's endorsement of Rep. Murtha, one of the most unethical members of Congress, shows that she may have prioritized ethics reform merely to win votes with no real commitment to changing the culture of corruption," Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said Monday. "How can Americans believe that the Democrats will return integrity to the House when future Speaker Pelosi has endorsed an ethically-challenged member for a leadership position? Rep. Murtha is the wrong choice for this job."
Not only is Murtha beset by ethics issues, the New York Times reported on Oct. 2 that he has consistently opposed ethics and earmark reform. Sloan continued, "Rep. Murtha's opposition to ethics reform does not bode well for future Speaker Pelosi's promise to enact ethics legislation in the first 100 hours of the new Congress."
CREW's report can be found at Beyond Delay
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Do they know something that might come out soon, or do they suspect the Republicans are going to wait until he's voted into Majority Leader position to reveal it?
Or, could Soros want someone else in that job?
I don't see too many liberals wanting to talk about this one.
Actually, I hope al-Mothra makes it. With his propensity to spew what he truly believes, and his overwhelming arrogance, I believe he would be a plus for the conservative movement, and inevitably a negative for the liberals, in the long run.
Well! Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut...
Hmm the Moonbats must have their own canidate.
Probably. I wonder who?
Liberals only like him on one issue; they know he's a bum overall. This is the stretched one's first powerplay.
Steny Hoyer is the main alternative candidate, right now. Don't know how connected he is with Soros et al.
I recall reading something a few months ago about Murtha and Pelosi's brother (or other Pelosi relatives) in shady business deals together.
Has Nancy been giving out signals that she is not going to be controlled by Soros and he is telling her "Oh yes you will"?
Murtha won reelection. Obvoiusly, his constituents accept his corruptness. That should be good enough for the majority of voting America.
These are excellent questions:
"Knowing that Murtha is a Soros sockpuppet you really have to ask why C.R.E.W., another Soros puppetshow, is turning on him.
"Do they know something that might come out soon, or do they suspect the Republicans are going to wait until he's voted into Majority Leader position to reveal it?"
My guess would be this option. Kind of like how firefighters deliberately set a small section of forest ablaze as a stopgap for a bigger fire headed their way...
May their backfire, backfire on them.
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