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Are You Surprised???? ~Congresswoman redirected scholarships to relatives, aide’s children....

So, this is the new Era of Accountability, huh??
Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers’ causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member’s district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so “unknowingly” and would work with the foundation to “rectify the financial situation.”

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:15 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • There is just no way she did not know she was breaking the rules.

    She needs to be prosecuted ASAP, and removed from her office!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 11:10 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I love it how they act like they're ignorant when they get caught red-handed. There is no way she did not know what she was doing was wrong. She should lose her job for that. We don't need dishonest people like that in office.
    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 3:16 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • So is there a fund for "white" kids too? I know plenty of poor white kids that could use a scholarship??

    She should have to repay all funds with interest, resign and be prosecuted for fraud.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:30 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I guess it's just too bad for the people that actually earned those scholarships. Just their bad luck that they don't have friends in high places.


    And seriously, how could she have not known that she violated the rules? Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell a lying congresswoman.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:51 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • She needs to be removed from office and the money returned. If these kids obtained good jobs with their educations, they can help pay it back. JMHO If this constituents a felony offense somewhere, her ability to vote should be revoked also for the rest of her life.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:21 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • There are funds specifically for black lawmakers? I find that kind of shocking.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:21 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Not surprised at all. Glad it came out. Where did you find this? I'd like to pass it on
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:22 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • ^^Of course there isn't, that would be "racist."
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 5:57 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • So, do you think that Pelosi is going to continue to "drain the swamp"? And the libs are having a heart attack that Beck had a rally to refocus on honor, integrity, and God. Maybe some of them should have come and rediscovered their honor and integrity.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:35 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Added to the most recent Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters, according to the  Dallas Morning News  ~Nancy needs to work a little harder at draining that swamp, wouldn't you agree?

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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