Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) files ethics complaint against Boehner over spending for DOMA defense

  • metta

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    Jun 15, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) files ethics complaint against Boehner over spending for DOMA defense


    http://gay.americablog.com/2011/06/breaking-crew-files-ethics-complaint.html


    Group: Boehner broke the law by spending $500,000 to defend DOMA
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/06/14/group-boehner-broke-the-law-by-spending-500000-to-defend-doma/
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    It looks like Boehner may have broken the law. But as a Member of the House, not to mention being the Speaker, only the House can discipline him. I don't believe this falls into any area were the DOJ can intervene, nor any Federal judge.

    Since the House is now under Republican control, expect nothing to come of this symbolic action by CREW. But good that Boehner's unprecedented act to uphold DOMA is getting additional exposure by this.

    A move that the right-wingers here on RJ support, because they clamored for him to become the Speaker, and encouraged us all to vote Republican in the last election. Knowing what his and the Republican Party position on defending DOMA was.

    Now that we see Boehner breaking rules to maintain DOMA, we must assume the right-wingers here endorse that. Since they voted for him (or other Republican Members of the House to give them a majority) when the stated party platform called for just this kind of support for DOMA.