It's official, 40 out of 45 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus also believe taking money from the scoundrels like Jack Abramoff, his associates, and Indian tribes is okay. (What do the other five members know?)
Here's a sample of Democratic Senators from CNSNews:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)- $68,941;
Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D-N.D.)- $79,300;
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)- $45,750;
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)- $6,250;
Sen. Hillary Rodham-Clinton (D-N.Y.)- $2,000.
Many of the Senators, Democrat and Republican alike, have returned the "contributions" or are in the process of doing so. The Administration, which received some $100,000 from Abramoff, is also returning the money.
Returning the money, however good that may be, doesn't justify taking the loot in the first place. Granted, Jack Abramoff was a first class conman who will no doubt benefit with book and movie deals. But, our elected officials should avoid even the appearance of impropriaty. It's high time the Justice Dept returned to cracking down on criminals in government and those hanging around the edges of power.
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