Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Unethical Ethics

Representative Eric Cantor witnessed first-hand Nancy Pelosi's contempt for the democratic process, as she had to cheat in order to get her watered-down, do-nothing "ethics" bill through the House yesterday

Tonight, on the House floor, House Democrats were headed towards defeat. They were opposed by a bipartisan coalition of Members, who wanted to work towards meaningful ethics reform, rather than accept the empty rhetoric offered by the House Democrat Leadership. At the end of the vote, the bipartisan coalition had prevailed; yet, Speaker Pelosi held the vote open and strong-armed less senior Representatives into voting her way. This action violated House rules that were enacted in January of last year.

Paul Hodes campaigned against these unethical strongarm tactics, but doesn't have a word to say against Nancy Pelosi's use of them.