The interactive e-mail allows viewers to click the “spin” and “rinse” cycles to see examples of alleged Democratic hypocrisy.
For example, the “spin” quotes Pelosi in 2005 saying that corrupt Members should be barred from accessing sensitive national security matters. The rinse is the recent appointment of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) to the Homeland Security Committee.
Jefferson is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly taking bribes but has not been indicted.
“[Minority] Leader [John] Boehner (R-Ohio) keeps saying that Republicans are looking for new ideas, and apparently their answer is to recirculate old, misleading attacks,” Crider countered. “Unlike the Republicans — who have two Members from their majority in jail and another under indictment — Democrats have delivered on our commitment to make this the most open and honest Congress.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.