Nancy Pelosi Demands Selective Ethics Investigation
JANUARY 13, 2006
Nancy Pelosi’s infamous letter demanding an investigation into a “Republican culture of corruption” in congress fails to mention the San Francisco congresswoman’s own troubles and that of Louisiana Democrat Congressman William Jefferson, who took bribes for promoting business opportunities in Africa.
In a well-publicized and lengthy letter to Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, points out that the country has been inundated with Republican arrests, guilty pleas, bribery allegations and resignations and says it is long past time for Congress to address the systemic Republican culture of corruption that has undermined the American people’s confidence in this institution.
Nowhere in the letter does Pelosi mention how she herself violated federal election law by operating two leadership political action committees in order to circumvent contribution limits.
A spokesman for Speaker Hastert, Ron Bonjean, said it was hypocritical for Leader Pelosi to throw mud considering her own recent troubles and that of several in her party.
The Hammer of Truth writes: “Pelosi Demands Corruption Investigation (lying and thieving excepted)” and that her pretended concern for the rule of law is betrayed by her omission of Jefferson’s bribery scandal.
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