HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Jetta-gate … Solved!

Posted July 6, 2010 at 10:45am

Finally, HOH can rest easy, now that the Case of the Dirty Car has been solved. ABC News reported Tuesday that former Rep. Melissa Hart (R-Pa.) had admitted that she was, in fact, the owner of a dust-encrusted old Volkswagen Jetta parked in the Longworth House Office Building parking garage.

“It is her car. … She told me she was unaware she had to give up the spot,” reporter Jonathan Karl says in the video accompanying the ABC story.

The crack team of three ABC reporters advanced the story reported more than four months ago in the Daily Caller, which revealed that the dusty heap — which violated House rules banning parking spots for registered lobbyists — was most likely Hart’s.

But Hart wouldn’t admit ownership to the Daily Caller. In fact, a “woman identifying herself as Hart answered the phone at her law office, but hung up after the reporter asked if the car belonged to her,” the Daily Caller reported.

As for the fate of the jalopy, ABC reports that Hart claims she’s donating it to charity.

We fully expect Bob Woodward to write the expose if she doesn’t.

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