NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ney Still in Congress

via CNN;

Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty Friday in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, the first lawmaker to confess to crimes in an election-year scandal that has stained the Republican-controlled Congress and the Bush administration.


Appearing before Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle on charges of conspiracy and making false statements, Ney acknowledged taking trips, tickets, meals and campaign donations from Abramoff in return for official actions on behalf of his clients.

Rep. Bob Ney is still serving as a member of Congress, while Congress is in recess. Despite pleading guilty, he has not resigned his seat. He has dropped his bid for re-election, so he officially will be out of Congress by January. However the thought that the Republicans have allowed him to stay in an elected office, and continue to receive the benefits of his office is dispicable. Rep. Vito Fossella, who was caught taking money from Ney and forced to return it, has yet to call for Ney's immediate resignation nor has he asked for Congress to take any action to remove him. Then again with his track record do you really think he could get that passed?


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