Back in 2008, we took a look at allegations that this car dealer was conducting himself with the ethics of…. a used car dealer. The allegations didn’t prevent him from winning his first election to Congress, nor did they prevent his re-election in 2010. Why would they? Rushpubliscums know that most of thsir heroes are corrupt. They don’t CARE. As long as you hate the same people they hate, whatever you do is all right with them.

Thankfully, Rushpubliscum voters don’t get to decide which laws will be obeyed. Unfortunately, of course, Rushpubliscum lawmakers often DO try to ignore those laws. But sometimes, even the Rushpubliscum lawmakers can’t stop an investigation into the hocus-pocus of a Rushpubliscum Congresscritter, though they do everything they can do to avoid it.

Let’s hope that the investigations finally accomplish what Florida voters fail to do time after time, and get this corrupt sack of waste out of our Legislature.

 

A congressional ethics panel has concluded there is substantial reason to believe Rep. Vern Buchanan tried to get a former business partner to lie to the Federal Election Commission in violation of federal law and a House rule.

Evidence shows Buchanan, a Sarasota Republican who owns several auto dealerships, tried to persuade ex-partner Sam Kazran to deny he was aware of reimbursements made to Buchanan contributors, according to the report made public Wednesday.

Kazran refused to make the false statement to the FEC, the report said.

The 6-0 vote in January by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which is run by a board that does not include members of Congress, sent the case to the member-run House Ethics Committee. The ethics committee said Wednesday its investigation was continuing, but made the report public in accordance with House rules.

Buchanan spokesman Max Goodman said in a statement that “there is absolutely nothing new in this report. Every allegation was painstakingly reviewed and unequivocally rejected by the FEC.” Goodman called the report “a disgrace” that “relies exclusively on the contradictory testimony of one unreliable and thoroughly discredited witness” — the ex-partner.

It is illegal to reimburse contributors to federal campaigns and to attempt to influence a witness before the FEC or other federal agencies.

The report said the former partner, Kazran, alleged that Buchanan, now in his third term, tried to make a settlement agreement in a legal dispute contingent on the ex-associate’s willingness to make the false assertion.

 

This is suborning perjury, which is a felony. Not to mention the original felony, which we’ve known about for years now.

Felonies and Rushpubliscums. A combination as American as bacon and eggs.

 

 

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