Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Control of Congress

Via ThinkProgress we learn that
the Wall Street Journal is reporting that “Mr. Abramoff says he has information that could implicate 60 lawmakers,”

Now this could be quite significant. The Republicans currently control the House of Representatives by 30 seats (232 - 202) and, at this point, all the lawmakers implicated in this scandal are Republicans. Certainly all who have taken money from Mr. Abramoff are Republicans. If half of the number quoted above are indicted and resign before next fall, we could face an historic event. The Republican party could loose control of the House prior to the next election, solely due to indictments. At this point it is still and unlikely scenario, but it does say something of the state of corruption that the Republican party has fallen to that it is even a remote possibility.

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