It's about damned time! Let the investigations begin!Fresh from a stinging midterm election defeat, House Democrats must quickly face another embarrassing spectacle: public trials for two of their most prominent members.
Reps. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), two senior House veterans, have opted to fight the separate ethics charges in public ethics trials set to take place later this month and extend into the first week of December.
Drawing criticism from Republicans, House ethics chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) last month announced the trials would occur after the elections. Rangel’s will commence Nov. 15 and the Waters trial will start Nov. 29.
After electoral drubbing, Democrats must now deal with ethics trials - TheHill.com
After all when Obama made this statement recently at a campaign stop, and again on Stewart:
Which begs the question, Oh yeah? What's that?Originally Posted by Obama
Maybe now we can find out....
the Hill also reports this:
Here we go boys and girls....Hang on!Republicans are likely to urge the Obama administration not to shred documents as they transition to the House majority.
Before the election, GOP officials on Capitol Hill privately discussed the issue but refrained from publicly tackling it, not wanting to assume what would happen on Election Day. Now that Republicans will control the House, the shredding matter will move front and center.
GOP likely to urge Obama officials not to shred documents - TheHill.com