Washington Post -- Bad news for Democrats in revelation of ethics probes
The House Ethics Committee documents inadvertently posted online last week continue to bear fruit. Democrats are overwhelmingly the targets of the new rules that Speaker Pelosi fought for when she promised to “drain the swamp” as her party took control of the House in 2007. But she has learned that she cannot do without ethically oleaginous lawmakers like John Murtha and Charlie Rangel and so has preserved them at her own peril.
Writer Paul Kane explains:“Two and a half years into Pelosi's reign, more than 25 Democrats have been targeted for ethics reviews by the two ethics bodies, while just seven Republicans appeared to be under scrutiny, according to the document.”