John P. Murtha

Washington Post: Kaptur is 1 of 7 being investigated by ethics committee

Washington Post is reporting Marcy Kaptur is one of the seven being investigated for her ties to the PMA Group in the PMA Scandal. To see the full history, please check out the link to the right.
According to the Post, Kaptur was interviewed last week about her activities.


Vulnerable Democrats Urge Close Scrutiny of Colleagues

Marcy has to be in a bad spot. She is now stuck in a very bad situation although if she took her own advice, she would advocate for an investigation. From CQPolitics:
Swept into office partly on promises to end a “culture of corruption,” many potentially vulnerable Democratic newcomers are pressing House leaders to confront allegations of unethical conduct involving fellow Democrats.

Democracy 21 and other groups will push for PMA Scandal probe next week

It appears the push for a probe into the PMA Scandal has even riled the groups that originally worked with the Democrats to push for ethics. So much so, next week they plan to publicly push for a probe into the PMA scandal.
From Roll Call:
Next week, Democracy 21 and other good-government groups are expected to ask the House ethics committee next week for an investigation into lawmakers with close ties to defunct lobbying firm PMA Group, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer said on Friday.

Did Murtha Say What He Meant?

A column in the Congressional Quarterly:


“If I’m corrupt, it’s because I take care of my district.”

So said Rep. John P. Murtha , D-Pa., in a weekend interview with a home-state newspaper. What he was trying to convey was that the only thing his critics can complain about is his success in directing federal dollars to his district — if “taking care of” his district is a bad thing, well, then, he’s all for bad things.

It’s a classic example of setting up a straw man.



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