Friday, January 7, 2011

GOP: Rules Are Only For Our Opponents

According to Evan McMorris-Santoro of TPM, two GOP House members were not present for the swearing-in of the 112th Congress as required by the Constitution, and therefore not legally members when they cast all their first-day votes. So where were Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) when the swearing-in was taking place? They were at a fundraiser for Fitzpatrick which was being held in the Capitol Visitors Center.

Commenter yesiwantfrieswiththat reminds us that "[t]his is a bigger deal than it first appears because House ethics rules forbid fundraising in the Capitol." But hey, why violate only the Constitution when you can also simultaneously break a House ethics rule?

1 comment:

  1. This is insane. Then again, why am I soooooooo not surprised? What scares me is that there's probably more to come. Am I being cynical? Maybe but I prefer to think of it as being realistic.



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