March 21, 2014

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Rep. Gutiérrez facing review from ethics panel.

The House Ethics Committee is looking into whether Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s (D-Ill.) violated House rules.

The Ethics Committee did not specify the matter on Thursday, but USA Today has reported Gutiérrez continued to employ his former chief of staff Doug Scofield — now an Illinois lobbyist — as a paid contractor since 2003. Scofield had been paid more than $500,000, the newspaper reported, to train staff and write press releases, among other things.

Remember in 2006 when Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp?” Not so much, as it turns out.

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