Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Congressional ethics investigations: Racist?

According to Politico:

The House ethics committee is currently investigating seven African-American lawmakers — more than 15 percent of the total in the House. And an eighth black member, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), would be under investigation if the Justice Department hadn’t asked the committee to stand down.

Not a single white lawmaker is currently the subject of a full-scale ethics committee probe.

Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are outraged by this, apparently suspecting racism by the ethics committee (which, by the way, is controlled by the Democrats).

I have a suggestion. Rather than whining and playing the race card, I would suggest that if these outraged congresspersons know of any white, Asian or Hispanic members of congress who are violating ethics rules, then by all means, please do the country a big favor and turn them in!

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