Democrats don't live up to promised ethics reform - fail to include key measures they supported as they took back the House last fall.
First, I'd say it's kind of dumb to impose a bunch of new rules on Members of Congress when the old rules were violated. If you can't enforce one set of rules, what makes you think new rules will help? The fact is, if a corrupt person wants to break the rules, they will, no matter what they are. But, it's a liberal, knee jerk reaction. (And in this case, a failure to follow through on a promise.)
Second, what authority do the Democrats have to speak on this issue when one of their own was caught with $90,000 in bribe money in his freezer? And when the Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, who has donated to Nancy Boyda's campaign, has hired as a Chief of Staff, a lobbyist who made a $25,000 below interest loan to Democrat Rep. Jim Moran. In exchange for the $25,000 loan, Moran signed on to legislation benefitting his client, a big drug company.
Boyda should call on Hoyer to terminate his new Chief of Staff immediately or she should return the money Hoyer has donated to her.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.