“I think people downplay the challenge that we have before us and the reputation of our city. Elected officials do have impact on our credibility and the way we look on the Hill,” Grosso said. “Obviously it shouldn’t matter because there are ethical issues all over the country, but unfortunately because of our unique relationship with the federal government, I think we have a higher bar to earning credibility.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.