DFA Petition: Manchin 1

Coal Baron Joe Manchin should not be chairing the committee charged with regulating coal barons! Here’s the DFA petition. Beneath it is the comment I added in signing it.

 

DFA petition 1

 

For a member of Congress to have a financial interest in an entity she or he is charged with regulating isn’t just “bad optics,” as the politicians’ euphemism would phrase it. It’s a flat out, stone obvious profound conflict of interest. Just ask the Federal investigators hot on the trail of insider-trading Richard Burr of NC and his brother-in-law.

 

For such a member not just to serve on a committee specifically charged with overseeing the entity in which she or he has a financial interest, but actually to chair the committee… Sheesh! Come along, Leader Shumer. Get Manchin out of the chairmanship and off that committee. What’s sauce for a GQP goose like Burr must also be sauce for a Democratic gander like Manchin.

 

Such manifest conflicts of interest should not be permitted by Congressional rules. Indeed, they should not be permitted by the laws of the United States.

Cruz? Embarrassed? I doubt it!

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) put his foot in his mouth on Wednesday while attempting to attack the Biden administration.

 

“John Kerry has a private jet that has flown dozens of times this past year all around the country,” Cruz said.

 

“I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a private jet. I don’t believe any of the people on this stage have their own private jet,” Cruz said of his fellow Republicans.

 

At that point, somebody off-camera said Sen. Rob Portman has a private jet.

 

Cruz jet comp 1

 

BTW, aren’t Cruz and his parents among those filthy Hispanic immigrants Fucker Carlson says are coming to America to “replace” us?