JANUARY 12, 2006
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was interviewed for a segment that will be appearing tonight at 10 p.m. ET on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” The segment is a report on what Americans think about their congressman’s ethics.
Here is an excerpt from a CNN.com article about the current ethical situation in the House:
Unlike the Senate, the House forbids ethics complaints from outsiders, so hardly a whisper has been heard from the committee as ethical, even criminal, complaints have rained down on House members.
Five Democrats and five Republicans sit on the committee, and both parties say they want to restore ethical standards in the Capitol, but the committee has had nothing to say about the spate of recent ethical troubles. That has political activists on both the left and the right saying the ethics truce itself is unethical.
They are making rare alliances with each other to lobby Congress on the matter. Conservative Tom Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch. “We’re in a coalition of many groups,” he says, “some from the far left, all concerned about congressional ethics reform. It’s not a matter of Republicans versus Democrats, or liberals versus conservatives. It’s a matter of crooks versus the rest of us!”
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