Posts Tagged ‘House Ethics Committee’
October 8th, 2009 at 6:51 pm
The Wheels of Justice Grind Slow… House Ethics Not So Quickly
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The U.S. House Ethics Committee unanimously voted  today to expand its investigation into the finances and reporting thereof by Charlie Rangel, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Well, that’s good, all of you who believe that corruption by public officials is an important issue (the most important based on a Rasmussen Poll that got little notice last week) might say.

Maybe.  But the Ethics Committee investigation has been going on for a year already, and the House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made it abundantly clear that there will be no move to  remove Rangel from his Chairmanship until the investigation is complete, and he has no inclination to voluntarily step aside.

That investigation will now take longer.  Much longer.

Due process and thoroughness are important, but one sometimes wonders, particularly with Congressional ethics investigations, if those worthy considerations are actually the motivations driving the ship.  The investigation will now take longer.  Much longer.