Fighting corruption |

Fighting corruption

Cleaning up corruption in Congress needs to be a priority for the citizens of this country. William Jefferson has been indicted on serious bribery charges and needs to be fully investigated and held accountable. Most of our elected Congress agrees. In the face of overwhelming evidence available from a grand jury’s indictment, members voted on a resolution for his expulsion. Because Congress is responsible for creating the laws of our country, even a hint of impropriety in following them should not be tolerated.

Apparently, a few Congress people disagree. Our representative, John Doolittle, is one of only 26 that voted against this measure. Could it be because he fears a similar result from his years of providing favors to political donors?

Anyone who has voted for this type of corruption needs to take responsibility for its continuance in our government. If he’s not in jail by the next election, let’s make sure he can’t continue to vote in ways that benefit his friends and his corrupt ways. Let’s vote Congressman Doolittle out of office and make our district a model for representative government. We can end corruption starting right here, by holding our own member to the highest standards of accountability.

Mariana Nielsen

North San Juan

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