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POLITICS: House Ethics Chair Likely to Be Replaced

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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The current chairman of the House ethics committee, Joel Hefley, who was responsible for Tom DeLay's three admonishments for ethics violations, expects that he has served his last day in that position. He also states that his dismissal will likely be viewed as retribution for his tough stance on DeLay's shenanigans, although he doesn't know in fact that is the reason.
 



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House Republicans have decided to replace the chairman of the ethics committee, who has crossed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay so many times that the two barely speak, top leadership aides said yesterday.

The chairman, Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.), has not been told his fate but said in an interview that his fellow leaders are "probably going to boot me."

"I'm not naive enough to not know that there are some folks that are very upset with me because they think we were too harsh with DeLay," Hefley said.


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Rep. Hefley, who has served as chairman since 2001, has tried to maintain some semblance of accountability and honesty in the House of Representatives. He and his ethics committee admonished DeLay "three times in a week last year for political and financial practices" that were shady, to say the least.

The GOP has shown that it stands behind DeLay, one of its top fundraisers, regardless of his inappropriate activities. This latest salvo further makes a mockery of the party's platform of "ethics" and "moral values."

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 11:14 AM
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Considering what we have seen from this administration so far, this hardly suprises me. This guy goes up against DeLay for buisness practices that are "less than honorable" and the Rebublicans boot him. Par for the course when the Republicans are concerned. There is no money or profit from honesty.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 01:11 PM
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disgusting...
UTTERLY DISGUSTING!
i can't believe our carefully protected process has gone so far down hill as to having our overseers controlled by those they oversee.
that is like having the internal affairs bureau of a police department answer to a lower PD sergeant... it defeats the whole purpose of internal oversight...
it is up to the US SHEEPLE to do something about this...
kick em out... march on washington... impeach the bastard...
ohhh, wait a sec... tonight is the new smallville premier....nevermind...

seriously, I am deeply disturbed by the actions of our representitives of the GOP... they should not support anything they would not personally do, and if that is unethical... then so is the whole party that supports those actions....
REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH MONEY HE CAN SWING... Delay should be introduced to the door...



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 01:19 PM
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Tom has done nothing whatsoever. A very 'partisan" ultra-liberal in Austin Texas has the ability to get a baseless indictment from a "partisan" grand jury. This same liberal garbage got an indictment again a senator from Texas a few years back which was completely thrown out when it went to trial. This is nothing but sourgrapes "politics" from liberals. Before 1994 when the republicans took over there was no such rule. There is still no such rule for Democrats.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by DrHoracid
Tom has done nothing whatsoever. A very 'partisan" ultra-liberal in Austin Texas has the ability to get a baseless indictment from a "partisan" grand jury.


DrH, we've had this same argument before, in other threads. Ronnie Earle, the Travis Co. DA, has prosecuted twice as many Democrats as Republicans. He is not on a witchhunt with respect to DeLay; he's just doing his job. As for the indictment of K.B. Hutchison, Earle decided not to proceed with the trial; it was not "completely thrown out," as you put it.

We'll just have to agree to disagree on the appropriateness of DeLay's actions.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 06:14 PM
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The bottom line is that the house ethics commitee needs to be above reproach...
they are the "police" of the house....
if they are corrupt or biased, then they need to be changed...
because they need to be respected enough to enforce ethics...

if they are shooting straight, then the US citizens need to back them....



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 08:58 PM
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Hefley wants to give the congress the right to over-rule supreme court desisions,
DeLay is a criminal who uses children's charity fronts to funnel illegal campaign contributions from corporate donors.

Will someone please flush?
We need to get this pile of stuff out of Washington.


Supreme Hefley
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