Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Statement on Hastert's decision to roll back ethics rules

Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement today regarding the reversal of the House Ethics rules by its executive director, Nick Nyhart:

"The House leadership does not deserve praise for reverting to old ethics rules. The Ethics Committee is stacked with those who have donated money to Tom DeLay's legal defense fund, or have received contributions from his PAC. Where else in America but in this Congress can a defendant place his cronies on the jury and pay them off while he's at it?"


UPDATE: Here's Citizen for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's statement. Similar, and just as strong, take on this as ours. (Check out their site on Jack Abramoff.)


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