Remember the 109th Congress, when it seemed like every few weeks another Republican lawmaker would become the subject of a criminal inquiry? Unfortuna
July 25, 2007

Remember the 109th Congress, when it seemed like every few weeks another Republican lawmaker would become the subject of a criminal inquiry? Unfortunately for the GOP, the 110th isn't looking much better.

A senior House Republican has come under criminal investigation in the Justice Department's widening inquiry into alleged influence-peddling and self-dealing in Congress.

Rep. Don Young of Alaska, the former chairman of the House Transportation Committee, now is the subject of a continuing criminal inquiry involving possible political favors for a company in Alaska, people close to the case said. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the powerful former chairman of the Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving Senate Republican, is also now under criminal investigation, these people said.

In other words, Alaska has three members of its congressional delegation, all Republicans. Two are currently facing criminal investigations, and the third may be soon. It's quite a GOP caucus, isn't it?

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