Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Just how tangled up in the GOP Culture of Corruption is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen?

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted with Tom DeLay 92% of the time between Jan. 1 2004 and March 31 2005.

Is this the kind of lockstep government that working families deserve?

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted to weaken the ethics rules in a move that many say served only to protect Tom DeLay.

Does the integrity of the House mean so little that Ileana Ros-Lehtinen would sacrifice it to defend Tom DeLay?

When Republicans realized it was "impossible to win the communications battle" over the gutted ethics rules, Ros-Lehtinen flip-flopped and voted to put the old rules back into place.

So Ileana Ros-Lehtinen cares about the integrity of the House after all -- when cable news is covering it.

When Democrats offered a solution to clean up the House by strengthening ethics rules, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted twice to make sure it never even came to an up or down vote.

So instead of a bipartisan effort to get government working for Americans, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen stood for cronyism and partisan politics.

1 Voting percentage with DeLay: calculated through: www.cq.com 92%

2 Vote to weaken ethics rules: H Res. 5, Roll Call #6, 1/4/05 YES

3 Vote to repeal weakened ethics rules: H Res. 241, Roll Call #145, 4/27/05 YES

4 Votes to table Democratic solution: H. Res. 153, Roll Call #70, 3/15/05
H. Res. 213, Roll Call #106, 4/14/05 YES, YES

Source: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committe

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