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On Tuesday afternoon, White House spokesman Jay Carney claimed ignorance of Wu’s decision to (eventually) resign when convenient. He then downplayed the scandal as a sad personal tragedy about one “troubled individual,” rather than a systemic ethics morass.
Bull. This is as much a scandal for Pelosi and her failed leadership as it is a scandal for Wu. We’re talking about the same proud feminist leadership and the same dysfunctional ethics panel that have dragged their feet on cleaning Capitol Hill’s mountain of other dirty laundry while providing cover to other predatory Dems:
They slapped New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel on the wrist for serial tax-cheating.
They have yet to bring California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters to trial after charging her last year with three violations related to her crony TARP bailout intervention on behalf of minority-owned OneUnited Bank in Los Angeles.
They are just now looking into former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s possible abuse of government resources while sending lurid messages and photos to young women across the country.
And they have only recently reauthorized a probe into the aftermath of allegations that former New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa sexually harassed several young male staffers.
In that case, you’ll recall that Pelosi’s office and Democratic Rep. Barney Frank’s office had both been told by Massa’s top aides of the out-of-control abuse of underlings — but said and did nothing for months.
Wu’s a creep. But the pattern of malign neglect on the part of his Washington enablers is even creepier.
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