Ethics Panel to Open Bribery Investigations

The House ethics committee, consumed by partisan bickering for the last sixteen months, will finally begin its probe of bribery charges against Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) and Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA). The committee will also begin investigating possible involvement by other lawmakers in the bribery scandal that has already sent former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham to jail.

The article notes that the committee said it would have opened an investigation into Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), had he not announced he will be resigning effective June 9th.

Wonder if this has anything to do with the latest Gallup poll showing 47% of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt...