Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ethical Questions

playing to the papersPeter Roskam, is in an ethical bind. The Daily Herald found out that Roskam is one of the Republican Congressmen who want to jettison the House Office of Congressional Ethics.

Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, had at least one run-in with the watchdog agency:
The office, which was formed in 2008, had initiated a probe in recent years into whether Roskam had improperly accepted a trip to Taiwan for his wife, Elizabeth, as a gift in 2011.
Lester: Roskam won't say where he stood on ethics vote
No surprise but, Peter Roskam is now playing them close to the vest:
Alex Warshawsky of Palatine says he was "insistent" in seeking an answer from U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam's office on where the congressman stood on declawing the House Office of Congressional Ethics, but aides would not tell him how Roskam voted. "Some pretended they didn't know what I was talking about. Others flat out didn't answer my questions," said Warshawsky, a constituent of Roskam's 6th Congressional District. I had a similar experience trying to get an answer in several conversations with Roskam staffers after Politico reported Roskam spoke to the Republican caucus in favoring of weakening the office.
Lester: Roskam won't say where he stood on ethics vote
One staffer advised your LakeCountyEye: "Don't waste your time trying to contact Mr Roskam. He's in ... uh ... Taiwan."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Nothing to see here.

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