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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On the House

On the House

David W. Jones

What might’ve crossed the mind of the late U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Cleveland, who once sat on the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in D.C.?

Now the Jones successor, U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, has introduced a resolution favored by the Congressional Black Caucus to severely restrict Ethics Committee powers to investigate any alleged wrongdoing by black members of Congress.

Former Congresswoman Jones, who was Cuyahoga County’s first black prosecutor, favored all investigations no matter what the gender, race or political party.

Agreeing and sitting on the same Ethics Committee once was U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Bainbridge Township, who is the former Lake County prosecutor. LaTourette and Jones were friends.

So far, Fudge isn't getting anywhere with her proposal.

P.S. LaTourette will be stumping in eastern Cuyahoga County on Thursday (June 3). Will he be making any comments on the ethics issue?


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