15% of the House are currently under investigation for various ethincs violations. Thats 7 members of teh House...and they are all black. (Jesse Jackson Jr. would have made 8 but his homie in the Justice Dept. Eric Holder told the Ethics Committee to stand down.)
We have Charlie Rangel (D-NY)- tax cheat and using corporate funds to take members on trips.
Maxine Waters (D-CA)- Gave TARP money to her husbands employer.
Laura Richardson (D-CA)- Sweatheart mortgage.
Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI)- For giving birth to her son Kwame Kilpatrick.
Bennie Thompson (D-MISS)- Taking trips to exotic places on a Government Boeing jet on tax payers dime.
Donald Payne (D-N.J.)
Del. Donna Christensen (D-U.S. Virgin Islands)
This has put the Congressional Black Caucus on the attack because they think there is a racist conspiracy going on to target them and them only.
But recently there was a document leaked indicating that others who are possibly going to be investigated as well. They include: senior House Appropriations Committee members John Murtha (D-Pa.), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) All white.
They surely will all come under investigation as they all have ties to the PMA Group which was a lobbying firm that recieved millions of dollars in earmarks from members of the Appropriations Committee and who in turn gave the lawmakers huge monetary contributions.
There is no conspiracy. The Ethics Committee is just doing its job and investigating all those with potential ethics violations. And for some strange reason they are all Democrats.