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Sen. Barbara Boxer, who heads the committee, told CNN that there is a preliminary investigation of Ensign’s actions. “We will look at all aspects of this case, as we do whenever there is a case before us, and try to get to the bottom of it as quickly as we can in fairness to all,” said Boxer, D-Calif.
John Ensign, of C Street and extramarital affair infamy, will get off scot free here, because the game is rigged. What a surprise, the Select Senate Committee on Ethics is Unethical.
Regarding C Street and The Family, Senator Mark Pryor is up to his eyeballs in this scandal.
Who sits on the Senate Ethics Committee?
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Mark Pryor (C-Street) (D-AR)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Jom Risch (R-ID)
My bet, Ensign walks away without a slap on his wrist, 2 -4 bipartisan vote in favor of corruption and sex scandals.
More on this and a call to action below the fold
This strikes to the heart of the problem regarding C Street and the Family. How can a member of Congress do their duty to uphold the Constitution and serve the people first when they have the first priority to their Family brothers and sisters first? They can’t, and that is in violation of their Oaths of office.
Ensign acknowledged in July that he had had an affair with Cynthia Hampton, a former campaign staffer and once one of his top Senate aides. News reports later detailed how the Nevada Republican tried to hide the affair by finding a consulting and lobbying job for Doug Hampton, arranging for a $96,000 payment to the couple, and promoting his mistress and raising her pay around the time of their affair.
As I wrote in my diary about C Street and the Family on Sunday, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) is up to his eyeballs in this scandal. Expect Pryor to let Senators Ensign and Coburn, also of The Family or Christian Mafia if you prefer, off the hook entirely for the laws they broke and unethical behavior they have been involved in.
As reported by Jeff Sharlet, Pryor has said of the Family in the past . . .
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) denies involvement with The Family. However, Pryor told Jeff Sharlet directly during a phone call that he was indeed associated with the sect. He described to Sharlet some of what he’d learned there. On “the real meaning of bipartisanship”: “Jesus didn’t come to take sides, he came to take over.”
So, we can pretty much count on Pryor to place his C Street bond over bipartisanship, whihc he believes is a way for powerful people to band together to screw over the plebians and “take over”, just like he thinks Jesus would in his warped, fragile little mind.
What say we give Mark Pryor a ton of shit today for his ties to the C Street Family today?
Contact Sen. Mark Pryor (The Family-AR) and GIVE HIM HELL for his ties to The Family
Tell Pryor we KNOW why Ensign is going to get off the hook in the Sen. Ethics Committee and his days as a Senator are numbered.
Sen. Mark Pryor (The Family-AR)
255 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Senator Pryor is a C Street Insider, he is not pro-Democracy. His vision of the world is one where a Union busting, Free Market Jesus = Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Osama bin Laden, and he is unfit to serve as a US Senator, let alone as a Democratic Member of our Caucus. I WILL be making one of my top goals outing this guy, along with the rest of his C Street comrades.
But for now, on this matter, the fix is in. Ensign will get off scot free in the Senate Ethics Committee, but you might enjoy the kabuki if you are into that thing.
As for myself, I don’t like games. I smoke pot and kick the electoral Crap out of Corrupt Politicians, and I am all out of pot.
Also crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com