Shocking! 400 Members of Congress Not Suspected of Wrongdoing

An online “security breach” yesterday disclosed a confidential House Ethics Committee document which revealed that dozens of members of Congress are under investigation for ethical lapses – i.e., being crooks, weasels, etc.

That means that more than 400 members are not being actively investigated by their peers for wrongdoing or all-round conniving.

This is the type of default that causes people to lose faith in the congressional ethics committee.


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6 Responses to Shocking! 400 Members of Congress Not Suspected of Wrongdoing

  1. Annie October 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    135 under investigation?

  2. Jim October 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    Not yet.

    The 400 figure refers to the House of Representatives. The House Ethics Committee has a couple dozen folks in their cross-hairs – or at least on their radar – -so that would leave 400 apparently not “persons of interest,” as John Ashcroft would say.

  3. alpowolf October 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    Their standard of ethics is somewhat different from what we use here on Earth. I suspect that the folks under investigation are either at risk of being made public anyway or failed to pay off the right people. Mere thievery or murder would not interest the “ethics” committee.

  4. Jim October 31, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    In general, you’re right.

    But if some member of Congress stabbed to death a major donor to the other political party, that would probably be an ethical offense, as Capitol Hill defines ’em.

  5. Marc November 1, 2009 at 4:09 am #

    Although America is no longer a haven of opportunity for the working poor and middle class it remains the land of milk and honey for politicians and their politically pampered pets. If only they could get “ethical” and focus only on their assigned task of redistributing our wealth in wasteful and destructive ways.

  6. Dirk W. Sabin November 2, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Glad to see you put quotation marks around the words “security breach”. And just to make sure there is no confusion, the stabbing of an opposition donor only rises to the status of “ethical offense” if said donor survived. Should they croak , it is referred to as “an unfortunate incident of late”.

    All of these amateur hour smash and grabs by our “Duly Elected Representatives” might rise to the level of a crime if the people did not beg the crime through a combination of feckless disregard and belligerent idiocy. e pluribus unum should be changed to “ignorance is bliss”.