Sunday, December 31, 2006

Conyers: Another Crooked Democrat

The most honest, most open and most ethical Congress is off to a shaky start, as Michigan Congressman John Conyers is "accepting responsibilty" for "possible" ethical transgressions.

I don't see why he even bothers. He's a Democrat. They're allowed to do whatever they please.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has "accepted responsibility" for possibly violating House rules by requiring his official staff to perform campaign-related work, according to a statement quietly released by the House ethics committee late Friday evening.

The top Republican and Democratic members on the ethics panel, Reps. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.), said in a statement that Conyers acknowledged a "lack of clarity" in communicating what was expected of his official staff and that he accepted responsibility for his actions.

"[Conyers] agreed to take a number of additional, significant steps to ensure that his office complies with all rules and standards regarding campaign and
personal work by congressional staff," they stated. "We have concluded that this matter should be resolved through the issuance of this public statement."

The finding by the ethics panel could spark debate, and perhaps eclipse, the first week of the incoming-Democratic majority’s plans to change the House ethics rules, as well as raise questions about Conyers’ standing to chair the Judiciary Committee.

More from Michelle Malkin and Texas Rainmaker.

I wonder if the media will bring any of this up when he tries to impeach President Bush?

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