It is often said today that “DC is broken.” I would agree.
Here is another example. No one… no one… NO ONE… is above the law. And those who serve in public office should be held to higher standards, because they possess the public trust, and have the power to do untold damage.
From the Washington Times:
FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.
The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that corroborate some aspects of the accusations, officials have told The Washington Times and ABC News.
But the Justice Department’s public integrity section — which normally handles corruption cases involving elected figures — rejected FBI agents’ bid to use a federal grand jury and subpoenas to determine whether the accusations are true and whether any federal crimes were committed by state and federal officials.
I think Harry Reid is a disgrace. I like what I’ve seen of Mike Lee. Those personal opinions do not matter a bit in this case. Both should be investigated at the highest levels, on par with the significance of the charges. If guilty, they should be bounced from the Senate. Period.
As a final note, I have to chastise the Washington Times here for conduct unbecoming a professional source of journalism for these outrageous pictures. C’mon, ladies and gentlemen… there is no excuse for selecting the worst picture you can find. Respect. Sheesh!
[At the time this was posted, the pictures had been switched to better ones. Good for them!]