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Ethics Panel Gives Free Pass to Burris

In a letter released today, the Senate Ethics Committee admonished Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) for actions and statements reflecting unfavorably upon the

Jul 31, 2020
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In a letterreleased today, the Senate Ethics Committee admonished Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) for “actions and statements reflecting unfavorably upon the Senate” in connection to the senator’s actions during his appointment to the upper chamber last year.
The Committee found that you should have known that you were providing incorrect, inconsistent, misleading or incomplete information to the public, the Senate and those conducting legitimate inquiries into your appointment to the Sentate. [...]
The Committee has found that your actions and statements reflected unfavorably on the Senate and issues this Public Letter of Qualified Admonition.
Translation: We know you lied under oath; here’s your slap on the wrist.
Is it any wonder that watchdog groups don’t trust the system of Congress policing itself?
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