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John Doolittle Opposes House Ethics Probes For Indicted Members

Via Sacbee: (h/t Nate) As the House late Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to launch speedy ethics investigations of any member indicted for criminal con

Doolittle-Ethics Via Sacbee: (h/t Nate)

As the House late Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to launch speedy ethics investigations of any member indicted for criminal conduct, Rep. John Doolittle voted against two measures on the matter.

The Roseville Republican is under federal investigation for political corruption in connection with his relationship with imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He said recently that federal agents searched his home in April after he refused to plead guilty to a crime as part of a plea deal.

Doolittle declined a request for an interview. He instead issued a statement saying, "I believe involving the House of Representatives in an investigation when a judicial proceeding is in progress jeopardizes the rights of the defendant and the people (represented by the prosecution)." Read more...

Who could have predicted Doolittle would be opposed to such legislation?

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