Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Two of Ohio's Democrat Congressmen Are Keeping Rangel's Dirty Money

We've mentioned Youngstown Johnny Boccieri before, but it confirmed that Steve Driehaus is also hanging on to donations from disgraced Charlie Rangel.

Mark Hemingway writes in the piece linked above:
Considering the seriousness of the extensive charges against Rangel, congressional ethics experts see little justification for members of Congress to hold on to campaign cash they got from the once-powerful New Yorker.

"It just shows how out of touch they are and certainly explains Congress' 11 percent approval rating," said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. "It's a case where greed trumps common sense and everybody knows that returning the money is the ethical thing to do."
This is a big effin' deal... Watch this space for reaction from Steve Chabot.