Will Nancy Pelosi attempt (for a third time in her yet-to-even-begin career as the Speaker of OUR House of Representatives) to put an ethically challenged colleague in a position of power in the new Democrat-controlled 110th?
Seems possible. Well, the only Democrat, Representative Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, to have put his name in for the chairmanship of the Subcommittee (of Appropriations) on Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies (on which he currently serves as the ranking member) is poised to take the slot. Mollohan’s website boasts that this subcommittee:
“funds the departments of State, Justice and Commerce, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), among others.”
Only one problem: He’s being investigated by the FBI (which, last I heard, was part of the Department of Justice) for financial shenanigans. Does this sound familiar?
Mollohan, who hasn’t been charged with any crime, said in a June statement that his increase in net worth was a result of prudent real-estate investments.
What will the woman who so earnestly declared how “The Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” do? Hand over the purse-strings of the FBI to a man they’re currently investigating? I can hardly wait to see…