In Bipartisan Move House Adopts GOP Call to Investigate Eric Massa

March 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - - Responding to an increasing sense of urgency spawned by the rapidly escalating public disapproval with the Obama administration and Democrat Congressional leadership, the House has just overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan manner adopted Minority Leader Boehner's resolution to institute a full ethics probe of disgraced congressman Eric Massa.

Speaking for the GOP, Mr. Boehner stated, "The resolution that passed the House with a strong bipartisan majority today is a clear signal that an investigation to examine and answer the very serious questions arising from Democratic Leaders' response to their former colleague's conduct is necessary. These questions must be answered to begin repairing the broken bonds of trust between the Congress and the American people. We all have a responsibility to rise above politics and do what's right for the institution of the House.

Highlighting the growing Democrat ethical scandal, Boehner adder, "Speaker Pelosi once promised the American people 'the most open and ethical' Congress in history, but she has broken that promise. Yesterday, the House Ethics committee ended an investigation of former-Rep. Eric Massa. A few hours later, the Speaker revealed that her staff had reports of his troubling behavior months ago, but apparently failed to act. As the Ethics Committee made clear when it admonished former Chairman Rangel last week, Members of the House are responsible for the actions of their staff. The clear standards established after 2006 – with the Speaker's strong support - demand this investigation. The American people deserve to know the truth."

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